[Tagging] RFC: place=neighbourhood

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 13:25:34 BST 2011

First off, I like this proposal too and think it's a long time coming.

But, some references made me go and read the place=suburb wiki page again,
and that tag seems very similar, so can that distinction be clarified?  That
is, why would one choose suburb over city/town/village or neighbourhood?
The distinctive thing about "suburb" as far as I can tell is that it's an
area located outside a city center, and this distinction is pretty much
self-evident from the map itself.  Maybe there's a particular country or
culture where suburb makes more sense.

Thanks, Brad

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 7:00 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 2011/8/31 John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>:
> > "Dave F." <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
> >> On 31/08/2011 02:04, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> >> > I encourage use of this type of tag /primarily/ on /nodes/.
> >> > The boundaries in most case are far too fluid to use this on areas.
> >> I tend to agree with Bryce. Quite often in the UK there are
> >> disagreements where suburbs/neighbourhoods boundaries occur.
> >> There's also boundary creep
> > when residents can address their property
> >> as being in an adjacent area when it's perceived to be a bit posher.
> > The same situations occur in the USA.
> well, the proposal states that mapping as a node is fine. From a data
> user point of view I'd prefer areas because they allow to estimate the
> size (even if the boundaries might be fluid and not exact), but it's
> the mappers that decide which representation is the best.
> >  Neighborhood names can also shift over time.
> sure, everything changes. That's also one of the strengths of OSM (to
> cope with that).
> >  My neighborhood shows up on maps as "Murray Heights", probably dating
> back to the original real-estate development in the 1950's.  In the 19 years
> I have lived here, I have never heard anyone call it by that name, but I
> have heard it referred to by the names of the two larger, adjacent
> neighborhoods.
> so I guess in OSM your neighbourhood will get a different name then on
> "maps".
> Cheers,
> Martin
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