[Tagging] Hamlet is always an unincorporated place in OSM?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 20:41:46 UTC 2018

Here's how it sort of worked in the UK.

A city has a cathedral.  Or a royal charter.  Or is a big town that feels
like calling itself a city.

A town has a weekly (or more frequent) market.  Or used to have a market.
No cathedral.

A village has one or more churches.  Or used to, before they closed due to
lack of
worshippers.  No cathedral, no market.

A hamlet doesn't even have a church, let alone a market or cathedral.

Yes, there are exceptions.  :)


On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 9:23 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 3:06 PM, santamariense <imagens.sm at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> The question is: Is Nominatin wrong or are we mapping a thing that
>> there not be in Brazil and a best tag should be applied? Or maybe a
>> new tag like unincorporated=yes/no should be created to complement the
>> type of hamlet?
> It can vary from place to place.  In the US, village tends to be the value
> used for small unincorporated towns, with hamlet being not much more than a
> named crossroads with maybe one or two residences.  For us, town and city
> is a little stickier, since towns and cities are specific kinds of
> incorporated places in much of America.
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