[Tagging] Can OSM become a geospacial database?

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 17:07:11 UTC 2018

On Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 11:58 PM Eugene Podshivalov <yaugenka at gmail.com wrote:

> But in Belarus for example we call our settlements "город" (can be city or
> town), "городской посёлок" (can be town or village),
> "посёлок"/"деревня"/"хутор" (can be village or hamlet or isolated_dwelling).
> When people use the maps created form OSM database they don't care about
> the generic OSM categorization of settlements. They need their local
> category names.
> So what tag should be put those local category names in?

If these settlement types are legally-defined types in your country, you
could use the designation=* tag with your country-specific values alongside
the usual place=* tags.

See: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:designation

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