[talk-ph] Node position for towns

Marloue Pidor murlwe at mail2Engineer.com
Wed Apr 7 01:20:05 BST 2010

On that note, Maguindanao's Municipal Hall is located somewhere in the
plains with only two large structures in sight the rest are
insignificant. That's the center of the municipality and almost nothing
around the area. I been there years before and still no significant
structures around the town center except two big houses.


<-----Original Message-----> 
>From: maning sambale [emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com]
>Sent: 4/7/2010 6:52:03 AM
>To: talk-ph at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [talk-ph] Node position for towns
>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>
>> 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.
>> city/town proper is basically where the town plaza or poblacion area
>> Usually, it's where the church or public market is.
>> For example, the Las Pinas city hall is here:
>> 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:
>> 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
>>> > 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
>>> > located on the mountains.
>>> Seems like a lot of these town / village / city markers are way off
>>> mark to begin with. I guess they were imported en masse from an
>>> 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
>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
>>> OSM is all about really.
>>> Jim
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