I am wondering if there is an open geo data source that may return the type of area given a location? i.e. a type of meta-data of the location.
The use case would be clicking on a location on a map and having a response returned saying something like:
-"you have clicked on a road"
-"you have clicked on a building"
-"you have clicked on water"
-"you have clicked on <unknown>"
My initial feeling is there may be a way to do this especially considering that something like Open street map would need to know how to color each tile based on what object it is drawing.