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

John Packer john.packer7 at gmail.com
Thu May 15 12:06:49 UTC 2014

> (because of current mapnik rules capital=yes should be preferred over
> capital=2, as the style sheet only takes account of capital=yes or not yes: *https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/blob/master/project.mml
> <https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/blob/master/project.mml>
> ).*

I disagree with that. capital=yes is ambiguous and capital=2 should be
Mapnik rules can be changed as time allows.
I wouldn't be surprised capital=yes isn't really used only on "capital=2"

When there are more than one admin_centre, perhaps we could simply use the
role "label" instead of the role "admin_centre".
It is currently used in states to indicate where to place the node of the
state name, because the administrative centre of a state tends to be the
same as it's capital city administrative centre.
 (example of the label role: https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/539668890 )

2014-05-15 8:36 GMT-03:00 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:

> 2014-05-15 13:09 GMT+02:00 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>:
> Why not. But the definition shall be clear : it's only the
>> administrative(s) centre(s) "place(s)" to be linked. The risk if we
>> don't specify a limit is that contributors will use it to link "all"
>> places within the boundary (making a substitute of the infamous
>> "is_in" tag).
> yes, of course we should only declare those places as "admin_centre"s that
> are indeed administrative centres (having an administration office is maybe
> not enough to be a "centre"). I was thinking of places like these:
> http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincia_di_Barletta-Andria-Trani  (Italian
> Province with 3 admin centres)
> http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provincia_di_Carbonia-Iglesias (a Province
> with 2 centres).
> cheers,
> Martin
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