[talk-ph] Province place nodes

Mike Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Mon Sep 14 20:43:38 BST 2009

"state" is the Map Features tag value for states, provinces and roughly synonomous high-level national subdivisions.


FYI, editing them is real easy with XAPI. The following is a bounding box for the Philippines. It will download a file that you can open and edit in JOSM. You can then  upload changes directly from JOSM. Just bear in mind that these are not downloads from the live server but should normally be no more than 10 minutes older.

http://osmxapi.hypercube.telascience.org/api/0.6/node[place=state][bbox=116.65,4.588889,126.604444,21.113056] (just worked for me)


<http://www.informationfreeway.org/api/0.6/>http://www.informationfreeway.org/api/0.6/node[place=state][bbox=116.65,4.588889,126.604444,21.113056] (seems to be offline)



At 06:41 AM 14/09/2009, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:

>On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 12:11 PM, maning sambale <<mailto:emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>Why place=state?
>That's what the existing node have so I simply copied the "convention".
>I checked Canada (since they have provinces and territories instead of states) and found out their nodes also use place=state. For example Saskatchewan: <http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/305700698>http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/305700698
>Of course, it doesn't help that Mike also imported those nodes. :-p
>So, i'm not sure if we should change place=state to place=province. Take note that we also had an old discussion regarding whether to use place=village for barangays. Then again, the place=city,town,suburb,hamlet,village values are for settlements, not large administrative subdivisions.
>Any thoughts?
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