[Tagging] RFC: place=quarter, Parts of settlements, proposed hierarchy: suburb -> quarter -> neighbourhood

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 17:40:11 BST 2011

After more discussions on the German ML it looks as if one subdivision
for suburbs (the proposed neighbourhood) was not enough, so we
invented another level in the hierarchy of settlement parts. As the
name for these parts as well as the structure depends heavily on local
history, tradition and culture it is somehow impossible to find a term
which fits (by its linguistic definition) into all needs. The proposed
value is "quarter" for the "place"-key. Keep in mind that also the
value "suburb" can not (by its most common interpretation) be
interpreted with common sense (you wouldn't call the city centre a
"suburb" normally - at least not outside Australia).

The proposals can be found here:

comments welcome,


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