[Tagging] Verifiability wiki page: "Geometry" section added

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 04:15:09 UTC 2019


On Mon, 29 Apr 2019 at 06:23, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I cannot imagine houses that are several kilometers away being part of a
> hamlet, in a settlement sense. Can you give an example please, maybe this
> can occur in very low density areas?
>

I mentioned these the other week in discussions about place=locality.

https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4313816641 is the area known as
Austinville, which is spread out over ~20 sq km along Austinville Rd &
surrounding area, & has a population of ~360. There is no "town centre" as
such - no shop, no service station, no pub, no church which are the usual
defining features. The only similar thing is the Community Hall. The area
is currently listed in OSM as place=locality, should it be a hamlet, either
as a node or an area?

Springbrook
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4316622215#map=15/-28.2069/153.2700 has
a population of ~600 & is the plateau on top of Springbrook Mountain. It
has a general store, State (Primary) School, a pub & a few cafes, but, once
again, no real "centre". It's also a place=locality, so should it be a
hamlet?

Thanks

Graeme
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