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

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 13:06:23 BST 2011

Martin, I'm not sure the NYC example is helping.  You mentioned this was
discussed on the German mailing list--can you give some other examples from
Germany (or whereever) about how this might be used?  Thanks, Brad

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 3:57 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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
> proposal.
> > 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).
> cheers,
> Martin
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