[Talk-GB] Does "Great Britain" need a relation with "place=island" on it?

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Thu Aug 18 13:32:34 UTC 2016

I am not sure the GB main island is actually called Great Britain. GB is
a "country," not an island. Is the Isle of Wight not included?

As to creating holes for lakes, that is weird. If I am on a boat on
Windermere, am I suddenly no longer on the big island and no longer
within GB? 

It is undoubtedly an island, but whether it is an island with an
independent name/identity, and whether that name/identity is "Great
Britain", I don't think the arguments are convincing. 

I wonder if there is a place=island for Australia? Does that include


On 2016-08-18 14:51, Andy Townsend wrote:

> This was prompted by a comment directed at me on https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/37713755 , after I'd mentioned a problem raised on the help site that might be related https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/49058/rendering-of-lakes-on-garmin-devices .
> Given that it seems impossible to manage effectively* I wouldn't object to it being deleted (but don't have a particularly strong view either way).  If it's not deleted, does someone need to add all GB lakes and rivers as inners?
> What does everyone else think?
> Cheers,
> Andy
> * including with JOSM, before all you fanboys pipe up :) - a duplicate appeared as a result of some "normal editing" on the LLyn in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/41130893 .  I'm sure that Dudley will delete the duplicate when he gets a chance; it's the original I'm asking about.
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