[Tagging] Subtag for place=locality?

Christoph Hormann 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:").

Christoph Hormann

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