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

djakk djakk djakk.djakk at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 07:16:06 UTC 2018

A renderer can easily pre-compute the nearby places and decides if the
hamlet is isolated or not.

I’ve done that for an European map :

All the places are rendered (village at least) except there is a bigger
place nearby :)


On 19 August 2018 at 04:59, Yves <yvecai at mailbox.org> wrote:
>> Who cares if the presence of a post office is the criterum to be a
>> 'village' for a 200 people place if it's the only inhabited place 100km
>> around?
> This is a problem we encounter frequently in Australia. The "settlement"
> may consist only of a service station or a pub, plus 1 - 2 houses, so it
> "should" be an OSM hamlet, but it is also the main attraction / centre of
> life (& sometimes the only buildings!) for 300 klm in any direction.
> Do you mark it as a hamlet, which will only render at extreme zoom, or
> mark it as a village / town, as it is a vital source of supplies / fuel /
> contact?
> Thanks
> Graeme.
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