[Tagging] [Talk-bf] Buildings blocks

Jean-Marc Liotier jm at liotier.org
Wed Mar 11 17:04:33 UTC 2015

On 11/03/2015 17:29, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> Am 11.03.2015 um 14:59 schrieb Jean-Marc Liotier <jm at liotier.org>:
> I'd only use admin_level if this is really an administrative entity. place and admin are orthogonal.
Yes, thanks for reminding that - let's keep admin_level out of the way 
of this discussion.

> Place=plot is fine if these are really one plot, otherwise I'd go for place=block or city_block
Sounds reasonnable to me: place=city_block and/or place=neighborhood (as 
I guess there may be cases where a city block is larger than a 
neighborhood - so let's not force an unnecessary hierarchy) and then at 
the lowest level the place=plot.

To people from francophone West Africa who might read this thread, the 
French translation for 'lot' is 'parcelle' - which may or may not be 
superposed to its administrative cousin, the 'parcelle cadastrale' which 
is the basis for the calculation of municipal taxes.

> ([city_block] will look a bit silly in villages and hamlets)
I thought about that - but then I found that while a block is a synonym 
for a city block, it is also an administrative division of some South 
Asian countries: 

Wow - looks like we are going to settle the place=block vs. 
place=city_block discussion too...

Also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_block says "the block is 
divided into lots" and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_lot says that 
'lot' and 'plot' are synonymous... So, well - it all seems to hold 
together nicely. Or maybe I have a bad case of confirmation bias...

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