[Tagging] importance=* tag (for transportation etc)

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue Mar 22 17:41:17 UTC 2016

On Tue, 2016-03-22 at 16:29 +0000, Janko Mihelić wrote:
> pon, 21. ožu 2016. u 23:28 Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl> napisao je:
> > 
> > Almost 5 months of discussing and hand tweaking the algorithm tells
> > me
> > just having the hard (numerical) data might be not as easy as you
> > depict
> > it. Raw population data is far from having world-range city ranking
> > we
> > needed.
> I wasn't talking about raw data like population. I was talking about
> the number of articles about cities. That means number of articles in
> different languages. I think it's a great way to see what the crowd
> from around the world thinks is important.
> For example, Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus, has a population of
> 25 000 and 110 articles. A nearby city, Beit Shemesh, has a
> population of 100 000 and 32 articles. I think that's a great way to
> decide which city to display on lower zooms. Even better, you could
> add the length of text in all articles. An important city will almost
> always have more text than a less important one. And in the end, add
> population into the mix for good measure.
> The same thing about peaks.
> Transportation is probably not as present in Wikipedia, but I'm sure
> all the important airports have their articles.
Every railway station seems to have a wikipedia page, even if is says
no more than can be deduced by looking at it on OSM.
Phil (trigpoint)

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