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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 14:44:26 UTC 2019



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> On 30. Apr 2019, at 15:03, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> 
> Beware also the quest for the universal solution. Postal addressing, administrative segmentation and people's affinities are separate dimensions. Any attempt to force them into a single model is doomed to failure, so why try?


exactly, we do have entities for all of these: addr tags for postal addressing, administrative boundaries for administrative structures and place for sociocultural places, and I’ve always been a defendant of this distinction, but it cannot be denied that a lot of mappers add place tags for settlements to administrative entities, thereby extending the settlement on the whole administrative territory.

Btw.: Wikipedia integration doesn’t help a lot in this regard, because they are typically meshing these up in single articles (also logical for them because it is easy to find sources about administrative divisions and harder to find sources for settlement geography, especially if you don’t look for them). As wikidata is mostly about wikipedia articles, at least initially, and you can only add one article to a wikidata entity (AFAIK), things are mostly blurred there as well. Maybe (hopefully) time (and effort) will fix this.

Cheers, Martin 


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