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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 07:34:23 UTC 2018



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> On 18. Aug 2018, at 15:08, Michael Tsang <miklcct at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> "Whole Curonian Spit is officialy one town. Therefore no hamlets inside."


I agree it is sometimes not entirely clear whether a human settlement should be considered part of another settlement or a settlement of its own, particularly if it started as independent settlement and later got integrated (politically/socially). 

I would probably decide according to identity. How do the people living there feel themselves. This can also change with the time.

Looking at the legal administrative situation could also be a solution, but does not seem to be a sensible choice, because the administrative situation is already recorded with the boundary and admin level tags, i.e. place tagging would be reduced to merely echo the same information another time.


Cheers,
Martin


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