[Tagging] boundary=town, place=town

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 13:00:30 GMT 2011

2011/1/9 Georg Feddern <osm at bavarianmallet.de>:
> Steve Bennett schrieb:
>> Although...that just raises a different question: what's the
>> difference between a town mapped out as an area (place=town) and a
>> town mapped with a boundary=administrative, admin_level=8 (plus
>> relation).
>> I guess there is no difference

-1, the difference is that boundary describes the administrative area
while place describes the built-up area. If the two are the same,
there is no difference.

> at least in Germany place=town (area) is often used for the complete
> "settled area" with buildings.
> (In German there is an administrative term "geschlossene Ortschaft".)

-1, "geschlossene Ortschaft" is not an administrative term, it is a
term from traffic laws and is distinct from both (it is neither place
nor admin boundary)

> Whereas the boundary is the administrative border, often a quite bigger area
> including surrounding rural parts.



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