[Tagging] Subtag for place=locality?
osm at imagico.de
Mon Apr 15 11:25:14 UTC 2019
place=locality is currently used as a generic tag for anything with a
name for which no established more precise tag exists.
This kind of contradicts the idea of OSM which would normally suggest to
invent a new tag then for the type of feature you have. Subtagging the
generic tag to make it less generic would kind of take this to a whole
new level. You could take this even further and suggest tagging
everything in OSM something like 'feature=thing' and then
differentiating only through 'thing=*'.
Long story short - to better differentiate what is currently tagged
place=locality the way to go is IMO to create more specific top level
tags (or use existing ones like the mentioned "disused:/abandonded:").
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