[Tagging] Updating definition and description of place=square

Greg Troxel gdt at lexort.com
Sun Mar 29 16:24:06 UTC 2020

Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> writes:

> sent from a phone
>> On 29. Mar 2020, at 17:23, Greg Troxel <gdt at lexort.com> wrote:
>> Really it is a place=neighborhood
>> with an indistinct boundary, even if there is a bit of eurosquare there.
> the fact there is a neighborhood which takes its name from a square
> does not imply there cannot also be a square at the same time, likely
> with different boundaries.

Yes, but since the name refers to a (small) neighborhood, assigning that
same name to the hard-surfaced gathering place is wrong and making
things up to fit euro notions which do not apply.  Really, it seems like
you are trying to shoehorn european definitions into US naming when it
is just not the way it is.

> Although it could explain why people tag place=square to neighborhoods

I think people tag place=square because they have not been through this
discussion and they assume that place=square is a locality-type tag that
refers to an indistinct named region that is an intersection and the
things near it.  That's what speakers of en_US would assume, not having
read a detailed definition that says otherwise.

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