osm at sspaeth.de
Sun Nov 25 19:24:00 GMT 2007
On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 06:25:12PM +0000, David Earl wrote:
> I noticed when doing the name finder that there are a number of places
> marked place=small_town.
> Though not recognised on Map_features, I kind of feel the need for a
> recognised tag like this, between town and village. What do others
> think? I'll add something to the proposals page if there's any
> enthusiasm for it.
I am still for using population=10000 (even if it actually might be 11,421), rather than making the world of tags explode. Some renderers will consider 10,000 a big town (e.g. in a rural country) while the map of the municipality of New York (if it exists) might decide to render everything beow 100,000 as suburb.
> There's always a matter of judgement involved, and it isn't solely on
> population, but at the moment I think the granularity is too coarse.
But population is actually a big part of it. And in order to keep things simple, I vote to use that if you want to distinguish things.
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