[Tagging] admin_level on nodes: wiki vs practice

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sun May 11 01:10:21 UTC 2014

I think an explicit tagging scheme that specifies the correspondence
between place=* tags and admin_level=* tags is a good thing.

On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 8:28 AM, Fernando Trebien <
fernando.trebien at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> We're having a little discussion in the Brazilian community about
> whether the node tagged with place=* that represents a city
> should/shouldn't have an admin_level=* tag. The wiki states, since at
> most 2010 [1], that the admin_level tag should not be used on nodes.
> However, both Berlin [2] and London [3] do include that tag. So what
> should we do? Update the wiki to state that the tag is allowed it on
> nodes? Mention a specific exception in the wiki for this type of
> nodes? Fix the mapping of London and Berlin (and probably hundreds of
> others)?
> [1]
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag%3Aboundary%3Dadministrative&diff=1000731&oldid=552031
> [2] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/240109189
> [3] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/107775
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