[Tagging] Groups of islands, how to tag?

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 07:45:08 GMT 2010

What about place=archipelago (or place=islands) used with either the
multipolygon or the

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem with that is that a multipolygon relation is for a single
> entity that may be broken down into several pieces.
> A group of islands (or an archipelago) is not a single island broken
> down into several land pieces. It is just that: a group of islands.
> So we need a different way of tagging a "collection" separate from
> tagging unconnected parts of a whole.
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Probably use a multipolygon with place=island. For example, if I were
>> mapping a swamp with a single name but multiple pieces, I'd use a
>> multipolygon for the whole thing. If a sub-area of that swamp had a
>> name (like a bay in a lake) it would be in addition to the swamp name.
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