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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 09:57:12 BST 2011

2011/9/28 Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>:
> On 9/27/2011 8:26 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> How? What's wrong with all of the sub-Manhattan entities being
> place=neighborhood?

not sure if there is something wrong there, so you could (as local
mapper) decide to do it like this. In other parts of the world mappers
have expressed the desire to have this hierarchy (they identified 3
levels necessary for their area), that's the reason for the quarter

> Maybe "quarter" would be the best tag for the boroughs,
> but it seems like a horrible term for something that's not literally a
> quarter of the city.

A borough is an administrative entity and therefore already
represented with admin_level and boundary.

Generally you shouldn't interpretate the tags literally but see them
as a code, where the actual meaning is by (our=OSM) definition
(generally in the wiki). It does not make sense to have one tag for
quarters and one for sestieres http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sestiere .

An osm-suburb is not a (suburb=in suburbia).


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