[Tagging] Groups of islands, how to tag?

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 15:23:55 GMT 2010


On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 9:41 AM, Richard Mann
<richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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)

It's not exactly unheard of to extend the class "island" this way; for
instance search http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/ for name "islands"
and feature class island.



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