The current version of rabotnik-obm populates the
obm_buildings table of the OBM Buildings database with all the contents of
osm_building_polygons of the OSM Replication database. However, some of the entries of
osm_building_polygons may be parts of relations, which are often used to represent buildings with more complex geometries as an ensemble of polygons. rabotnik-obm does retrieve the
relation_id of building parts that belong to a relation, and stores it in the
obm_buildings table of the OBM Buildings database, but the entries keep on being separate ones for each building part.
This feature of
gde-core post-processes extracts of the
obm_buildings table so as to group individual entries of the same relation under the same ID. In this cases, the
osm_id of the ensemble becomes their
relation_id. The number of storeys of the ensemble is the largest value of all the individual parts (this is the most conservative assumption). The occupancy of the ensemble is the unique occupancy value of all the pieces (this assumes that rabotnik-obm will assign the same occupancy value to all parts of the same relation, it might need to be revisited in the future if this is not the case).
In the future, this grouping of parts of a relation should occur during the processing of the OSM Replication database to populate the OBM Buildings database by rabotnik-obm.