[Tagging] dispersed settlements / scattered settlements
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Mon Jun 19 22:55:27 UTC 2017
On 19-Jun-17 08:30 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2017-06-18 17:44 GMT+02:00 Joachim <noreply at freedom-x.de
> <mailto:noreply at freedom-x.de>>:
> Currently we categorize settlements by number of inhabitants, modified
> by importance. I would rather not open another dimension. The type of
> of a settlement can be deduced by processing the landuse inside. If
> there is use in a binary (yes/no) property it should be added to the
> place=* feature: e.g. dispersed_settlement=yes. But this looks more
> like job for Wikidata.
> we base our settlement classification not only on population, the
> population numbers serve as an indicator what size we expect from
> certain classes in certain areas, but they are not hard limits. Other
> factors we consider: part of a settlement or whole settlement,
> functional/cultural parameters (a place which is officially a "town"
> in Italy will be a town in OSM, a place which isn't a "town" will not
> become more than a "village") and maybe more.
The functional aspect counts to a fair degree in Australia. As the over
all population density is low a small remote settlement will usually
have more facilities that a European would expect from the settlements
Settlements can serve a vast area with high demand for these facilities.
If a settlement failed to provide these facilities travelling times to
obtain these services would be large (days there and back).
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