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

Ian Caldwell ian1caldwell+OSM at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 18 14:04:09 UTC 2016


See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain


Ian

On 18 August 2016 at 14:32, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> 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
> Tasmania?
>
> --colin
>
> 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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