[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - admin_title=*

Friedrich Volkmann bsd at volki.at
Thu Dec 18 15:42:15 UTC 2014

On 18.12.2014 14:00, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> the official name AFAIK is "Land Berlin"

Sounds good. So it's admin_title=Land, then.

>     As far as I can see, Berlin is a Bundesland and a Gemeinde.
> The term "Bundesland" is of mostly colloquial use, the official term is
> "Land", so it is "Land Berlin" for the admin level 4 entity. At the same
> time, it is also "Stadt" (city), and the respective public responsibilities
> are not separated (the precise legal term is "Einheitsgemeinde"). You can
> see this in Art. 1 of its constitution:
> http://gesetze.berlin.de/default.aspx?vpath=bibdata%2Fges%2FBlnVerf%2Fcont%2FBlnVerf.A1.htm

AFAIK, Stadt only means some privilege (Stadtrecht), it's not an
administrative devision.

> I had some years ago proposed to have both entities mapped in OSM ("Land
> Berlin" and "Stadt Berlin", with identical territory), but this was rejected
> by the time ;-)

It's not too late to change it, but it's probably not that important, except
for generating lists of Gemeinden. Berlin will be missing in those lists.

Friedrich K. Volkmann       http://www.volki.at/
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