[Tagging] Can OSM become a geospacial database?

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Thu Dec 6 22:46:41 UTC 2018

6. Dec 2018 16:56 by yaugenka at gmail.com <mailto:yaugenka at gmail.com>:

> Let's look into some other examples.> Settlements are supposed to be defined with place=city/town/village/hamlet/isolated_dwelling tags. The value depends on the size of the settlement.> 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?

 You may start using an additional tag to add information about legal designation of a 
settlement (I suspect that tag like this already exists).

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