[Tagging] admin_level on nodes: wiki vs practice

Fernando Trebien fernando.trebien at gmail.com
Tue May 13 15:25:20 UTC 2014

Hm, what does capital=8 mean? I've only seen the value capital=yes so far.

It could be the result of a bad import.

On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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