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

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Thu May 15 17:36:11 UTC 2014

Am 15.05.2014 18:32, schrieb Andreas Goss:
> Am 5/15/14 16:30 , schrieb fly:
>> Regarding the original discussion I am in favour of using
>> capital=[2-10]* if an additional tag is needed.

I meant additional to the roles for the boundary relation above (cutted).

admin_centre for 1 or more nodes
capital if not equal to admin_centre or more than one admin_centre present.

>> The semicolon (;) is
>> defined as value separator so we could have capital=4;6;8 or similar.
> This just sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. I also don't see why
> it would be needed.
> You are doubling the risk of errors when it comes to admin_levels. Now
> you don't just have to ensure all relations are correct, but also all
> nodes.

As we are talking about admin_level (<-> capital) on nodes and it was
mentioned that it might be easier to use and I am not sure if it is used.

If any I would go with capital=* and not admin_level=*

> You also have no reference to those numbers. When you add one
> admin_level to a relation that relation has a name (Bavaria is a state).
> When placing admin_centre you know the name of the relation and of the
> city so you can make a connection (Munich is the capital of Bavaria).
> And while that maybe is obvious at level 2 and 4, it becomes more
> compicated when you get into smaller administrative areas. This also
> makes it more complicated to find errors in the first place.
> I also bet that people are going to assume that some numbers are missing
> and are simply going to add them, especially as it varies from country
> to country, from state to state etc. Others might simply add a number
> with good intend, because they had the wrong admin_levels in mind.

Cheers fly

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