[Tagging] Tagging of State Parks in the US

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Jul 28 16:21:24 UTC 2019



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> On 28. Jul 2019, at 17:34, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> While admin_level is numeric, they numbers are already widely known,
> so it would be fine to reuse the tag admin_level=4 to specify the
> administrative level of a certain protected area, I think, especially
> if the operator=* is not the same.


yes, they are widely known and there are reasons why a number might be better than words in this specific case: you can directly see the hierarchy even if you don’t understand the words that are used for naming it (indeed countries are using different systems and names for their subdivisions). It may also seem to imply some kind of correspondence between the same level in different countries, but this is very loose because the systems can be very different.

Great we’re moving away from numbered protect classes.


Cheers Martin 


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