[Tagging] Groups of islands, how to tag?

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 14:50:24 GMT 2010

2010/11/19 Richard Mann <richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 2:30 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2010/11/19 Richard Mann <richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com>:
>> "An island is any piece of land that is completely surrounded by water
>> and isolated from other significant landmasses."
> That definition is correct - for single islands. "piece" should
> probably be changed to "piece (or group of pieces)" to make it work
> for archipelagos, and fit with the general intention of the key (to
> determine what priority should be given to labels)

I don't agree with extending the definition. If you want to tag
something that is different from what is described, invent another tag
(place=archipelago for example). IMHO those would be better fitting in
natural anyway (like bay, etc.). Place used to be for settlements
(which is since "locality" probably not true anymore).


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