[Tagging] [OSM-dev] capitals; normalizing true, yes and 1

"Petr Morávek [Xificurk]" xificurk at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 16:44:20 GMT 2011


Personally, I think of capital=* as a quick and dirty way to mark the
capitals mainly of countries (and states). To tag the centre of a lower
administrative level, add it as admin_centre role into the appropriate
relation. No need to re-invent the wheel ;-)

Petr

Colin Smale napsal(a):
> I'm not sure that it would be wise to imply that a capital of an area is
> also the capital of lower-level areas. There are plenty of examples
> where this is NOT the case; Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands
> (but NOT the seat of government), but Haarlem is the capital of the
> province which contains Amsterdam. I think there is no alternative but
> to include the individual levels explicitly. Applications will just have
> to get used to it...
> 
> How would you tag this using relations as you suggest?
> 
> Colin

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