[Tagging] Tags for neighborhoods / subdivisions

Josh Doe josh at joshdoe.com
Thu Apr 14 18:50:36 BST 2011

I think you meant -1 rather than +1.

place=locality is incompatible with neighbourhoods, as it is used with
uninhabited places, at least according to the definition on the wiki.

It appears some of those examples are in conflict with the definition
that seems to have been around for quite a while. Does anyone know how
this tag is actually used?


On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/4/14 SomeoneElse <lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk>:
>> "neighbourhood" sounds pretty similar to "locality" - a couple of examples
>> on the place=locality page could count (e.g. Seacroft in Leeds, if it's
>> considered too small to be a suburb).
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Locality
>> Whoever wrote "does not have any population" at the top of that page
>> probably didn't intend this use, however.
> +1
> I strongly discourage to change the meaning of place=locality from
> uninhabited place to part of a settlement. This would be almost the
> contrary.
> cheers,
> Martin
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