[Tagging] admin_boundary with multiple levels / county free citys / Kreisfreie Staedte

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Tue Nov 5 17:18:44 UTC 2013


In the UK we do the opposite. In "Unitary Authorities", which combine
the role of the "county" with the "district" (sounds like the same as
the Kreisfreie Staedte) we tag the UA as admin_level=6, i.e. at the same
level as counties, and not admin_level=8 which is the level for the

We also occasionally use "designation" with specific values (from a
controlled vocabulary) to distinguish between the different entities
which may share an admin level. 


On 2013-11-05 16:55, Pieren wrote: 

> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM, Florian Lohoff <f at zz.de> wrote:
>> A fix would be an admin_level=6;8 on the boundary or duplicating the relation.
> I'm surprised you still have such questions in Germany. Your
> description is not clear since you don't explain what is on the way
> and what is on the relation. But I can tell how it *should* be : on
> the boudary way : put the highest admin level (thus, with the lowest
> numerical number). And create one relation per admin_level, obviously.
> What I guess is that the admin_level on the way is just used for
> rendering purpose, not by nominatim which should exclusively work with
> admin boundary relations or place nodes.
> For the "county free big city", simply don't create a relation with
> admin_level 6 but keep only the one exclusively for admin_level 8.
> Pieren
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