[Tagging] Tagging natural or historic regions

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Sun Mar 27 16:50:21 UTC 2016

On Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> I agree that a rough polygon seems better than a node because it allows to
> estimate the size (a new relation datatype would even be better, like a
> collection of (existing/already mapped) things inside (role) and outside
> (role) that would serve the same purpose but make it clear that it is only
> an estimate / that there aren't clear borders anyway).
> I don't like boundary=informal though. It should be something more verbose
> regarding what kind of region this is (natural/geographic, (low) mountain
> range, area of lakes, forest, desert, plains, cultural, ethnographic, wine,
> etc.)

A while back one of the conversations on the mailing list was about adding
neighborhood boundaries. There was a lot of concern that many neighborhood
boundaries are not clearly define which would result in boundary disputes.
How is adding a rough boundary for an informal area any different?

Worse, if we start adding informal boundaries I can see someone wanting to
add the Cascadia [1] (Independance Movement) boundary.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascadia_%28independence_movement%29


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