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

sumandro sumandro at gmail.com
Sat May 12 05:44:36 BST 2012


On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 4:30 PM, <talk-in-request at openstreetmap.org> wrote:


> Subject: Re: [Talk-in] Classifying places - cities, towns and villages
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> On Thursday 10 May 2012 10:45 AM, Arun Ganesh wrote:
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> > 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?
>
> AGREE. +1
>


AGREE +1

it also helps if one wants to quickly pull out the lat-long of all census
towns for geo-visualisation of census data (which is the only national
non-specific dataset that is representable at the city level).


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sumandro
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