[Tagging] Boundaries for suburbs

Josh Doe josh at joshdoe.com
Fri Feb 25 23:50:27 GMT 2011


I was basing this off what Germany OSMers apparently do [1]. I'm not too set
on it though.

-Josh

[1]:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:boundary%3Dadministrative#11_admin_level_values_for_specific_countries
On Feb 25, 2011 5:15 PM, "Nathan Edgars II" <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/25/2011 7:54 AM, Josh Doe wrote:
>> The reason I use boundary=administrative is because Burke Centre and
>> the "Neighborhoods" and "Clusters" do have administrative roles. Burke
>> Centre is a homeowners association (HOA) that has what some would
>> consider governmental powers, collecting "assessments" (aka taxes),
>> enforcing standards with legal backing by state law (they can even put
>> a lien on your house if you don't comply!).
>
> Why would a HOA be an administrative entity any more than a school
> district or drainage district? I think boundary=administrative is
> intended for incorporated places like cities and towns.
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