[Tagging] Dispute on tagging place=* in Turkmenistan

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Wed Jan 2 16:37:51 UTC 2019

At the danger of throwing a spanner in the works (or better sabots :-)):
there is an ongoing discussion on place mapping. Mainly taking place
here https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/pull/2816

Essentially  the relationship between administrative divisions and
places/settlements is complicated and while we have working tagging for
administrative entities (and for them I would normally suggest following
whatever the "official" hierarchy and designation is), our place
modelling is a bit of a mess, which among other issue has led to
administrative boundaries being used for places.

In any case, on your original question, I would tend towards a national
consensus that doesn't deviate too much from the population guidelines
in the wiki, if at all reasonable. The US-Hamlet usage is an oddity
that, IMHO, should not serve as a role model.


Am 02.01.2019 um 05:12 schrieb Allan Mustard:
> Not according to the wiki.  It seems nodes are the accepted way of
> identifying a settlement, municipal or otherwise.  
> On Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 7:11 PM Martin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     sent from a phone
>     > On 2. Jan 2019, at 00:44, Allan Mustard <allan at mustard.net
>     <mailto:allan at mustard.net>> wrote:
>     >
>     > What do you think?
>     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?
>     Cheers, Martin
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