[talk-au] Suburb, or Town?

cleary osm at 97k.com
Mon Sep 27 11:09:18 UTC 2021

I say suburb.  If it is within a city or city metropolis, I'd say it's a suburb.   

Further, I'd say the mapper who changed the tag for Keilor Downs with the explanation "Changing place=suburb to place=town so that streets can be found in map in next map release" is seriously wrong. 

A town is a large settlement with homes and businesses but smaller than a city and not part of a city. 

On Mon, 27 Sep 2021, at 5:57 PM, Diacritic wrote:
> Hello,
> Hopefully this is a quick question!
> Should metropolitan suburbs be recorded as suburbs, or as towns?
> I’ve seen some contrasting approaches in the same city; compare Keillor 
> Park, Melbourne with Keillor Downs, Melbourne. Which is correct, or are 
> both acceptable?
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