[Tagging] admin_level on nodes: wiki vs practice

John Packer john.packer7 at gmail.com
Tue May 13 14:54:11 UTC 2014

Hi Martin, I was the one that marked the proposal for the key capital as
cancelled (maybe abandoned was a better status).
I did this because I saw it's use was a complete mess in tag info, and as
far as I knew, admin_centre had the same purpose, so I just wanted to help
to clean the wiki from it's countless inconsistencies and abandoned

If the use of the key capital is well established, please at least create a
page Key:capital explaining it's use.
Em 13/05/2014 10:35, "Martin Koppenhoefer" <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> 2014-05-13 15:02 GMT+02:00 Ilya Zverev <zverik at textual.ru>:
>> First, this discussion it seemed was about removing admin_level tags,
>> and not straightening up the tagging schema. I posted my reply because
>> I had seen the tag removed from Berlin, not replaced by another. Left
>> there is capital=yes tag, which is sometimes used along with
>> admin_level=* ( http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:capital ).
> I am aware of that page (one hour ago reset it from "cancelled" to "draft"
> because capital as a key is not "cancelled" but well established). IMHO
> this proposal (and its discussion) doesn't advocate setting admin_level
> aside the capital tag. There was this idea back in 2008, but if you follow
> the discussion it looks as if capital is the key to go with (so no need for
> duplicating the same value in "admin_level" as well).
> Btw.: I completely agree with you that inheriting from administrative
> relations is worse than having an explicit tag on the place, as this
> inheritance idea doesn't work well with dynamic data (incremental updates
> and how they are usually applied, osm2pgsql).
> cheers,
> Martin
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