[Tagging] capital and state_capital: how are they being used in your country?

Andreas Goss andig88 at t-online.de
Wed May 14 20:04:33 UTC 2014

Am 5/14/14 17:06 , schrieb Fernando Trebien:
> Interesting. So how is capital=* being used in Europe?

Just running the overpass API with capital* over some countries:

Spain: Using capital=8 extensivly (!!!) together with admin_level=8 not 
really using 4 or 6 though.

France, Italy have some capital=6 (Not many)

Germany, Romania some capital=4
Russia and to a small extent Ukraine capital=yes with admin_level=4

Lithania some capital="name"

Portugal, Beglium, Netherlands, Norway, Danmark, Sweden, Switzerland, 
Austria, Poland, Czech Republic taginfo=capital(except for maybe 
capital=2 and a few random tags
Looks similar for most countries in Eastern Europe but didn't check 
every single one.

=> Overall it seems like the high number of capital= usage mostly comes 
from Spain.


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