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Replace the "multipolygon" (and its 'relation') attribute with "area". about 8 years ago

I agree that the polygon approach is too complex for the average user to use. The 'area' idea seems to be more elegant and user friendly indeed.

But what if one area is situated within another, or overlaps another? I would in that case simply asign a background-foreground priority to each area, in very much the same way as PowerPoint allows object to be put either in the background or foreground, or moved to front or back, or make one or two areas 'transparant'; SIMPLE!! The proof that it would work is that you can recreate in PowerPoint alomost any 'polygon' combination that is featured in OSM ...