[talk-au] Australian WiKi entries

Kim Hawtin kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au
Wed Nov 28 06:02:51 GMT 2007

Cameron Patrick wrote:
> Kim Hawtin wrote:
>> Paul Templeton wrote:
>>> I.e. what size population constitutes a town, hamlet etc or what information
>>> should be tagged.
>> How does one tag a town, a city and other sized population centers?
> A node with place=town/city/village and name= tags.  (You can create
> nodes on their own in potlatch by double-clicking on a point.)
> I've been using place=town for all things town-like regardless of size,
> and fairly generous for place=city - e.g. Geraldton with population
> 30,000.  From memory, only capital cities actually fit the OSM definition of
> a city.
> I've also been meaning to propose using place=roadhouse for tagging
> roadhouses too.

For any given town, where do you place the node?

I have often seen them taged on/near the post office...


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