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

Georg Feddern osm at bavarianmallet.de
Fri May 16 09:32:32 UTC 2014

Am 15.05.2014 19:15, schrieb Andreas Goss:
>> I'd see it like this:
>> capital=2     this place is the capital of a country
>> capital=4     this place is the capital of a region (etc.)
>> i.e. you can see the administrative importance, but there is no notion
>> of which entity the place is the capital.
>> capital=2;4 doesn't make much sense then.
> You are ignoring that most (BUT NOT ALL!!!) country capitals are also 
> state (region) capitals.

nope - the logical _relation_ of the city and the country/state has to 
be established in the osm-relation of the regarding country/state with 
an appropriate role.

The information at the node itself will be only an information about 
importance in the end - not to say as renderer hint.
And for this case a "value is less or equal" will be sufficient.


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