[talk-ph] Province place nodes

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 13:34:46 BST 2009

Thanks Mike and Maning,

The XAPI call worked beautifully. I tried it before but the HTTP connection
just timed out so I tried it again tonight and it worked. :-)

So the following XAPI call should now return the complete 80 place=state
nodes for the provinces.

I also took the liberty of adjusting the location of some nodes to a more
central location. (In some cases, the nodes were outside their provinces and
located in their neighbors!) Whenever I moved nodes, I removed the tags
pertaining to the GNS import since the new coordinates no longer match the
ones in GNS.

Anyone is free to verify/correct my edits. :-)

Eugene / seav

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 3:43 AM, Mike Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz> wrote:

>  "state" is the Map Features tag value for states, provinces and roughly
> synonomous high-level national subdivisions.
>  http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:place%3Dstate<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:place=state>
> 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<http://osmxapi.hypercube.telascience.org/api/0.6/node%5Bplace=state%5D%5Bbbox=116.65,4.588889,126.604444,21.113056>] (just worked for me)
> or
>  http://www.informationfreeway.org/api/0.6/node[place=state][bbox=116.65,4.588889,126.604444,21.113056] (seems to be
> offline)
>  http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/XAPI
> Mike
> At 06:41 AM 14/09/2009, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 12:11 PM, maning sambale <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
> 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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