[Tagging] RFC: place=neighbourhood

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 13:33:57 BST 2011

2011/8/31 Brad Neuhauser <brad.neuhauser at gmail.com>:
> 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.

No, suburb is actually not necessarily outside the city (in OSM), it
is used for central districts as well. The difference between suburb
and neighbourhood is size. The size of several neighbourhoods make up
one suburb (=quarter, district, ...), e.g. in New York this would be
Queens, Manhatten, Brooklyn (all suburbs in OSM terminology). I am
well aware that suburb in language does mean something else.


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