[Tagging] Verifiability of geometry

marc marc marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 17 13:53:16 UTC 2019


Le 17.06.19 à 03:53, Joseph Eisenberg a écrit :
> we don't label Paris as the geographic center of Ile-de-France. 

You confuse the two
the Paris label is actually not based on the geography of
Ile de France since these are 2 unrelated things except
that one is admin_center of the other

> Instead, we place the node near the center of the main 
> business district and historic centre of the city of Paris, 

this way of doing things is common, but I find it inconsistent.
one cannot both say that the label role is arbitrary and replace
it with a node whose placement follows a conflict between several
unwritten and subjective rules.
it would be much more objectifiable to create nodes for the different 
criteria (historical/economic/administrative/tourism/geodesic centre), 
possible member of their relation, and each datause could choose
its main criterion when these locations are not the same

> since this is where everyone can agree is in Paris.

Paris maybe, but you are talking about Ile-de-France.
where the single node representing "ile de france" should be located ? 
look at the history of the node, you will see that there is
no unanimous opinion, it ends up being positioned where it
is most attractive, it is totally arbitrary


More information about the Tagging mailing list