[Tagging] Dispute on tagging place=* in Turkmenistan
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 15:20:56 UTC 2019
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On 2. Jan 2019, at 01:18, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny 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.
this is a different thing, place for settlements is perfectly fine, I agree they can be orthogonal to administrative subdivisions.
Countries without an administrative border are harder, depending on our interpretation of the meaning of place=country it might not be completely impossible any more, as long as we had the on the ground rule of defacto control it wasn’t though (i.e. until very recently).
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