[Tagging] consensus needed: officially a town but visibly distinct settlements?

djakk djakk djakk.djakk at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 18:29:52 UTC 2018

I agree with Michael, openstreetmap should reflect what the mapers see, not
what the politics and the administration see. Though it is also interesting
to map administrative things like borders.


Le sam. 18 août 2018 à 17:33, Yves <yvecai at mailbox.org> a écrit :

> Michael, you don't seem to take the right direction to construct a
> fruitful discussion with Jose :)
> For your first issue, did you reach the Lithuanian and Russian community?
> Yves
> Le 18 août 2018 16:37:28 GMT+02:00, Michael Tsang <miklcct at gmail.com> a
> écrit :
>> On Saturday 18 August 2018 22:10:15 HKT José G Moya Y. wrote:
>>>  Plwase take into notice that, in some countries, the difference between
>>>  suburb, hamlet, town or village is not only based on population but in
>>>  political issues, such as self-government, also.
>>>  When I see my hometown is defined as "aldea" (hamlet) in wikidata I always
>>>  got angry, because, being statistically a hamlet (~200 people), it *is*
>>>  politically a *village* (it elects its own town major and has its own self
>>>  government and budget).
>>>  There are many such villages in Spain, (specially in the "Spanish Finland",
>>>  the demographic desert between Soria and Teruel) and that is a point of
>>>  conflict with many EU directives that request villages provide services a
>>>  such small villages can't afford.
>> But does it look like a village from an untrained eye? i.e. what services does
>> it provide? If it really provides services that a village provide than it is
>> really a village.
>> If I am doing the mapping, if the settlement is small (less than 200 people)
>> AND does not provide services where a village should provide, I will mark it
>> as a hamlet despite every official designation.
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