[Tagging] Avoid using place=locality - find more specific tags instead

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 08:13:24 UTC 2019

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> On 17. Apr 2019, at 04:19, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 3) Liechtenstein: 39 nodes. 8 have a word or suffix that defines a
> specific feature like "wald" = wood, "berg" = hill/mountain. I don't
> know German well enough to guess any of the others, or they appear to
> be just a name

it doesn’t necessarily mean that the feature the name (apparently) comes from is still relevant. Some examples: Hamburg, Nürnberg, Schweinsfurt, Greifswald, ...
It is not all that different for smaller places, generally you need local knowledge to interpret the situation reliably.

Cheers, Martin 

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