[Talk-in] Classifying places - cities, towns and villages

Shekhar Krishnan shekhar at mit.edu
Thu May 10 12:13:39 BST 2012

On Thursday 10 May 2012 10:45 AM, Arun Ganesh wrote:

> When the government has an official system of classifying local bodies
> based on size, economic activity, importance and other factors, why not
> just map that to the osm tags to avoid ambiguity?
> The unit of administration is important because that is what determines
> the level of development, planning, infrastructure and funding of civic
> services. Mandya (Municipality) and Cambridge (City Council) have the
> same population, does that mean they are on the same level of importance
> on a global map?



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