[Tagging] Places & admin boundaries

Alberto albertoferraris at fastwebnet.it
Sun Oct 28 18:41:19 GMT 2012

> 1) Polygon vs point for "Populated urban areas" (place=city, town...):

Hello, we talked about this problem in Italian list [1].
We agreed that boundaries and places should not be confused because in
general they refer to different things.
We also agreed that tagging the urban area with landuse=residential is wrong
in most cases because the urban area comprehends also commercial and
industrial zones.
We concluded that to maintain compatibility with places tagged only on the
central node, it would be appropriate to maintain the tag place=* on the
node and to tag the urban area polygon with a new tag.
We created a new proposal for urban area tagging [2]: any advice is

[2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Urban_settlements

Alberto - Viking81

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