[talk-ph] Node position for towns

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 23:52:03 BST 2010


And of course there will be exceptions.  Puerto Princesa City Hall is
several kilometers away from the traditional city center/poblacion.
Some towns are also relocating town halls away from the poblacion in
order to add more buildings and decongest the center.


On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 11:59 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I suggest to place the node in the town/city proper, which is not the
> geographical center and not always where the city or town hall is. The
> city/town proper is basically where the town plaza or poblacion area is.
> Usually, it's where the church or public market is.
>
> For example, the Las Pinas city hall is here:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=14.4496929645538&mlon=120.982496738434&zoom=14
>
> But I placed the Las Pinas place=city node in the poblacion area, where the
> plaza and the main church (home of the famous Bamboo Organ) is:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=14.4809997081757&mlon=120.981595516205&zoom=14
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Jim Morgan <jim at datalude.com> wrote:
>>
>> Ed Garcia wrote, On Tuesday, 06 April, 2010 10:05 PM:
>> > Glad you agree guys!  Surprised to see so many +1s in barely an hour
>> > from posting.  Okay then, I'll start with San Antonio in Zambales.  That
>> > town node is currently so far away from town proper ... it is currently
>> > located on the mountains.
>>
>> Seems like a lot of these town / village / city markers are way off the
>> mark to begin with. I guess they were imported en masse from an imprecise
>> source. They usually seem to be 1 or 2 km off the mark. Usually when I find
>> them, I'll drag them closer to a known settlement -- sort of plonk it in the
>> middle of the most obvious mass of houses on a satellite view, or near the
>> most obvious confluence of roads. Then when someone with more local
>> knowledge finds it, they drag it closer to the City Hall ... and when the
>> City Hall is actually on the map, then it's truly accurate.
>>
>> This process of gradually getting more and more precise seems to be what
>> OSM is all about really.
>>
>> Jim
>>
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