[Tagging] Proposed feature - age groups in schools

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Nov 26 12:23:49 GMT 2012

Have we an alternative?

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On 26/11/2012 12:19 Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:

2012/11/26 John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>:
> Philip Barnes <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
>> I would avoid public, when tagging schools as it had very different
>> meanings on each side of the Atlantic.
>> I would suggest state and private.
> Of course, the term "state" will also likely be misunderstood by some
> American mappers, as we use "state" both as a term for governments in
> general (as you are using it here), and also as a term for the entity one
> level down from nation (the state of Tennessee, for example). The latter
> usage is more common.

+1, I agree that the term "state" will be likely source of confusion
also in other countries, because it is used to distinguish between
various levels of public administration, e.g. the municipal or the
regional level.



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