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

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Tue Aug 22 11:39:00 UTC 2017

The main one I came across was is_in:continent=Europe. I asked why there 
wasn't one. The conclusion was no one could agree where the boundary 
actually was. Saying that, I'm unsure if specifying 
is_in:continent=Europe is that beneficial.

Also many local authority political ward boundaries aren't in the database.


On 21/08/2017 20:00, Andrew Hain wrote:
> 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.
> --
> Andrew
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *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
> DaveF
> 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:
>>     Hi
>>     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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