[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - admin_title=*

Friedrich Volkmann bsd at volki.at
Thu Dec 18 16:38:48 UTC 2014

On 18.12.2014 16:44, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> In Berlin there is no such thing like a "Gemeinde" there are the "Bezirke"
> divided into "Ortsteile", and while the first do correspond roughly to
> Landkreisen (regarding the number of inhabitants) they don't have the power
> (they are indeed not even "Kommunen", the term is
> "Selbstverwaltungseinheiten Berlins ohne Rechtspersönlichkeit").
> Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen are also called "Stadtstaat". Between the
> "Gemeinde" and the "Land" there is typically the "Landkreis" or "Kreisfreie
> Stadt" (and in some cases the "Regierungsbezirk"), have a look at this
> illustration for an overview of the German administrative system:
> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Administrative_Gliederung_Deutschlands.svg

Whatever. I am sure that there is some correct name of the administrative
division type. It is up to the german community to find out.

> Looking at Berlin in OSM, I have also found this tag which seems to have the
> same intentions as your proposal and is used more than 50k times:
> name:prefix="Land und Kreisfreie Stadt"
> http://taginfo.osm.org/keys/name%3Aprefix

This has some serious drawbacks, see the rationale in my proposal. That's
why I started the proposal in the first place.

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