[Tagging] admin_level on nodes: wiki vs practice

Andreas Goss andig88 at t-online.de
Sun May 11 20:58:45 UTC 2014


In the German Forum we came to the conclusion that the idea probably was 
to indicate it's the capital (which should be done with role: 
admin_centre) http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=25418

I removed that Tag from Berlin.

Andi

Am 5/11/14 06:31 , schrieb Fernando Trebien:
> Hm I've looked up a few other cities (Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Lyon,
> Marseille, Rotterdam, Zurich, Manchester, Birmingham, Salzburg,
> Aarhus) and they do not have an admin_level tag on the place=* node.
> At the same time, I found some other cities that do: Paris [1],
> Kopenhagen [2], Barcelona [3], Madrid [4], Brussels [5], Amsterdam
> [6], Bern [7], Vienna [8], Rome [9], Milan [10]:
>
> [1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/17807753
> [2] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/13707878
> [3] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/152364165
> [4] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/21068295
> [5] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1635651356
> [6] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/268396336
> [7] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/18477455
> [8] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/17328659
> [9] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/72959652
> [10] http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/62505581
>
> I see an approximate pattern: capital cities tend to have an
> admin_level tag, others tend not to have it. Maybe it's something in
> use for backward compatibility, such as an with and old renderer that
> uses it instead of the capital tag to render a label at lower zoom
> levels.
>
> On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 12:04 AM, Andreas Goss <andig88 at t-online.de> wrote:
>>> Berlin
>>
>>
>> Honestly looks like and error nobody has noticed yet. I mean admin_level=2 ?
>> Berlin is a city state which might justify =4, but unless we somehow tag
>> capitals like this I don't see the reasoning behind this tag in the first
>> place.
>>
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