[Tagging] admin_level on nodes: wiki vs practice

John Packer john.packer7 at gmail.com
Tue May 13 15:24:23 UTC 2014

I still think it's needed to create a proper page for this key.

I find it hard to see a proposal page with such a long discussion as some
kind of standard.
Em 13/05/2014 12:13, "Martin Koppenhoefer" <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> 2014-05-13 16:54 GMT+02:00 John Packer <john.packer7 at gmail.com>:
>> 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
>> proposals.
>> If the use of the key capital is well established, please at least create
>> a page Key:capital explaining it's use.
> You should be extra careful when marking docu as obsolete, I suggest
> always asking here before doing so. AFAIK that page is the only
> documentation for the capital key, and the capital-key is the mostly used
> and standard method to mark a country capital (there is also the newer
> method of adding the place with the admin centre role to the country's
> administrative relation, but commonly the renderers use the capital key).
> By looking at taginfo I don't agree that this tag looks messed up:
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/capital#values
> there are very few values that don't fit into the definition(s) on the
> capital wiki page, "county" is the one with the most utilizations, but it's
> only 10 of them. You will have lots of strange values for all osm keys but
> as long as their number (for each value) is below 10 there is really no
> need to worry.
> cheers,
> Martin
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