[Tagging] Should admin_level=1 tag be applied to EU?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 15:36:06 UTC 2020


Am Do., 30. Juli 2020 um 17:13 Uhr schrieb Alan Mackie <aamackie at gmail.com>:

> This is why I suggested that the more practical solution would probably be
> to re-tag all existing admin_level=2 with admin_level=1 except for the EU
> ones as there are far fewer elements to be updated. Arbitrarily deciding
> that the EU gets its own admin_level not used by other top level entities
> breaks consistency with the rest of the world for the sake of local pride.
>


which other top level entities are you getting at? Why should we not tag
these with the same tag?
Actually, admin_level=1 is already quite established, just with a different
key: heritage=1 (for UN heritage sites)
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/heritage=1#map



>
> The EU is not the only entity that has arisen by agreement of neighbours
> to clump together, in that respect it is only unique in that it is the most
> populous one that happens to be doing so at this particular point in time.
>


you are of course free to add the past ones in OHM ;-)



> Of course every entity is unique in its own special way, but the
> uniqueness of individual trees and mountains doesn't stop us from
> attempting consistent tagging.
>


+1

cheers,
Martin
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