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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 01:26:21 BST 2011

2011/9/28 Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>:
> On 9/27/2011 7:15 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> There's no consistent "same level" here. If you split Manhattan into three
> strips, Upper Manhattan is on the same level as Midtown. But if you go into
> slightly finer divisions, Harlem and Midtown are on the same level.

OK, looking at New York it is clear that 3 levels are not enough.
Harlem itself has a population of around 200,000 people, could be
divided into West Harlem, Spanish Harlem and Central Harlem, where the
latter for example contains areas like Mount Morris, Astor Row, etc.
(which seem to be what the neighbourhood proposal aims at). At this
granularity there is a hierarchy
Mount Morris -> Central Harlem -> Harlem -> Midtown Manhattan ->
Manhattan Island
could be (how the current proposals are intended):
Neighbourhood -> Quarter -> (suburb: Harlem = Midtown Manhattan)

This would shift the whole hierarchy by one level (compared to my
previous post). I am not sure how to handle NYC, maybe the proposed
scheme has to be amended, but doesn't that prove that the current
place scheme is unsufficient by all means?

Btw.: the borough and county objects are already mapped with
admin_level and administrative boundaries, they won't need a place-tag


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