[Tagging] Naming boundary ways - the — separation character

Alexander alex at fissl.com
Wed Oct 10 20:53:42 BST 2012


I think the separation sign should be chosen by the render.

Why not adding new tags like:


this would also enable developers to render the border like this:


On 2012-10-10T21:26:43+02:00, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2012/10/10 sly (sylvain letuffe) <liste at letuffe.org>:
>> words) on which he replied that I was the only one arguing against 
>> and that
>> every one was happy with a — instead of more common characters like 
>> / - or
>> whatever.
> I think that "-" is not a good choice because there are some places
> that already have the hyphen in their official name, like
> Castrop-Rauxel or Dessau-Roßlau for instance.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castrop-Rauxel
> There is also a common use of "/" to distinguish places (e.g.
> Frankfurt/Main, Schwedt/Oder, where Main and Oder are rivers used to
> distinguish the cities/towns from others, but maybe we could use the
> also common Frankfurt(Main) and Schwedt(Oder) instead, not sure if we
> need this at all, I think the official name would be "Frankfurt am
> Main" or "Schwedt an der Oder" and the above citations are short 
> forms
> of it).
> cheers,
> Martin
> _______________________________________________
> Tagging mailing list
> Tagging at openstreetmap.org
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging

More information about the Tagging mailing list