[Talk-GB] Are Northern Ireland, Wales & England 'states'?

Andrew Hain andrewhainosm at hotmail.co.uk
Mon Aug 21 19:00:11 UTC 2017

Should we go a bit further and strip out all is_in tags not used by Nominatim across Britain (which may mean all of them), or are there other uses we should consider? The community in France did that when they finished mapping communes.

From: Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com>
Sent: 20 August 2017 22:57:06
To: Andrew Black; Talk-GB at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Are Northern Ireland, Wales & England 'states'?

I will revert


On 12/08/2017 22:39, Andrew Black wrote:

On 12 August 2017 at 13:12, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com<mailto:davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com>> wrote:
I'm unsure if Northern Ireland, Wales & England should be tagged as 'states'.

A new user's changeset comment:
Adding more info. is_in:country_code was missing. Also classified Northern Ireland as a state so it appears in the same priority as Wales. Was unclassified before

Doesn't make sense to me.

"A high-level sub-national political entity ([Wikipedia-16px.png] Federated state<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Federated_state>) in several large countries such as USA ("State"), Australia ("State"), Canada ("Province"). May also be applicable in other countries and languages, "Provincia", "Estado", "Land" - whether is should be used is up to you and mappers in your own country."

 We are not a federated country. Suggest we revert it. Why is Wales a state in the first place.

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