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

Fernando Trebien fernando.trebien at gmail.com
Mon May 19 00:57:50 UTC 2014


Correction: renderers would not be interested in knowing what Rome is
a capital of to render an icon and a label for it, but only what kind
of capital it is (country capital, state capital, province capital,
etc.).

On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Fernando Trebien
<fernando.trebien at gmail.com> wrote:
> These could be tagged as follows:
> - Italy's admin. boundary relation: admin_level=2
> - Rome's node: capital=2
> - Lazio's admin. boundary relation: admin_level=4
> - Province of Rome's admin. boundary relation: admin_level=6
> - City of Rome's admin. boundary relation: admin_level=8
>
> And:
> - Abruzzo's admin. boundary relation: admin_level=4
> - L'Aquila's node: capital=4
> - Commune of L'Aquila's admin boundary relation: admin_level=6
> - City of L'Aquila's admin. boundary relation: admin_level=8
>
> How should one render the labels for Rome and L'Aquila? With
> predefined styles for a country capital and for a "state" capital,
> respectively. (There may be many levels of "capitals".) Then renderers
> would read that information from Rome's and L'Aquila's nodes'
> capital=* tag.
>
> What is Rome a capital of? You'd have to look up:
> - all relations that refer to Rome's node with a role "admin_centre"
> which have no "capital" role
> - all relations that refer to Rome's node with a role "capital"
>
> (Or we can keep it simple and define the "capital" role and ignore the
> "admin_centre" role altogether when answering this question.)
>
> Who would be interested in knowing what Rome is a capital of? Besides
> renderers (which often render a larger icon and larger fonts for
> capitals), probably only an atlas app or something similar. This
> information makes little difference for routing or geocoding.
>
> On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 9:24 PM, Frank Little <frankosm at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> Sunday, May 18, 2014 2:43 PM John Pakker wrote:
>>
>>>Honest question: are there capitals for something besides countries and
>>> states?
>>
>> Italy has both regions and provinces.
>>
>> For example:
>>
>> - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abruzzo (Region) Capital: L'Aquila
>>
>> - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Chieti (Province) Capital: Chieti
>>
>> (and the main town of a comune is technically a capital too).
>>
>> So L'Aquila is the capital of the Region and its own Province too.
>>
>> Rome is the capital of Italy, of the Region of Lazio, and the Province of
>> Rome.
>>
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