[OSM-talk] tag for suburb of village
d at tucny.com
Tue Mar 24 11:45:30 GMT 2009
2009/3/24 James Stewart <j.k.stewart at ed.ac.uk>
> How are we to mark the 'suburb' of a village... or at least the name
> of a district or neighbourhood in a village or small town. I tend to
> have to use hamlet to make sure that it does not appear at several
> zoom levels higher than the main village. Should we not have an new
> tag for neighbourhood. If one knows the boundary, one can use that
> with admin_level=10, but often we do not know exact boundaries, maybe
> oneone does.
> Any thoughts, guidance?
I've used landuse=residential and named it where I've named what are
effectively neighbourhoods before when I've known the boundary, though in my
case, they were urban residential areas... I'm not sure how 'correct' this
is, but, the landuse is residential and there is a name associated with it,
so in my mind at least it carries a certain amount of correctness... I'm not
sure how 'correct' an admin_level would be as I don't believe they
necessarily have a separation in administration...
There's something being discussed at the moment in the OSM Philippines
community regarding addressing that's sort of related... Barangays, Puroks
and Sitios, though Barangays at least are officially an administrative
Maybe using hamlet is the best solution as the meaning is closest... or...
maybe as you say, it's time for a new neighbourhood tag so that the most
accurate meaning is captured... I'm not sure... The different levels of
'place' within a country when you look at the accompanying differences in
'urbanness', 'ruralness', population or 'importantness' get vague and
confusing enough, factor in other countries and there are just too many
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