[Tagging] Places & admin boundaries

Simone Saviolo simone.saviolo at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 10:13:59 GMT 2012

2012/10/28 Alberto <albertoferraris at fastwebnet.it>

> > 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
> appreciated.

I've reviewed Sylvain's notes in the Talk page, and I hope I've addressed
them in a satisfying manner. I've also added more detail to the proposal.



> [1]
> http://gis.19327.n5.nabble.com/Tag-place-ridondanti-td5727924.html#a5729470
> [2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Urban_settlements
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