[Tagging] Dispute on tagging place=* in Turkmenistan

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 00:18:00 UTC 2019

On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 7:11 PM Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have never understood why people wanted to add place tags to administrative territorial entities like countries, states or municipalities. Aren’t these thoroughly defined with boundary=administrative and the related admin_level?

Around here, it's because there are a fair number of places that don't
have any form of self-government, but are still identifiable villages.
Their boundaries are generally indefinite, but those that live in them
would give the names of those places when asked for their home town.
In New York State, these get mapped (admin_level=8) if their
boundaries are definite (generally, fixed by defining legislation of
the township of which they are a part), and as place=* nodes
otherwise. They range in size from settlements with a handful of
houses to small cities with populations up to about 60,000.

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