[talk-ph] Tagging convention: names for city, municipal and barangay halls

Rally de Leon ralleon at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 16:49:23 BST 2011


Try viewing the whole Metro Manila, one single province, or one whole town
in your screen-monitor. You will notice that the town-POI's close proximity
to their admin buildings hardly make a difference, because the user's focus
is usually the center of the town-proper or barangay-proper itself.

Like in most map (whether on paper or digital screen), a POI normally has an
ICON + TEXT with a font-size larger than the building polygon itself. So if
we place the Town-POI directly on top of its respective townhall polygon, we
will essentially be covering it (building) with the Town's ICON or <town
name> text. What if that townhall polygon contains a Post-office, NBI, Hall
of Justice, Comelec, Jail, Police Station, etc? then we effectively block
all of them with the 'slightly larger font' of the city-POI placed on top of
them.

I normally place the town-POI or barangay-POI close to it's administrative
building, but in such a way that when viewing the "Vicinity Map", the
Town-POI's text should do not cover other texts or icons. I noticed that
some OSM map-applications (or equivalent papermap derivatives) may not have
smart rendering. So it may be a good practice to manually reposition our
town-POI the old-fashion way, so that the map deliver maximum useable
information yet still minimizing clutter & bunching of information.

Since it's an art & not an exact science, I found by trial & error that
50-150meter (or slightly more but not greater than 250m) are good distance
(range) were we can place our Town or Barangay POI away from admin building.
Panning & looking for barangay hall or city hall within 100-200meter radius
seems relatively easy.

The center of poblacion or barangay is normally very close to the
administrative hall. Exception: A townhall is sometimes relocated to a new
site outside of its poblacion, and the town-POI should not necessarily be
moved away from the old towncenter.  A good guide is to place it closer to
the old townplaza, old church. I'm sure (there are exceptions to this
exception). Let's just discuss them here :-)

Rally

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 8:39 PM, Gerardo Calimoso <gcalimoso at gmail.com>wrote:

> well, that's good if we identify barangay halls, health centers, day
> care centers etc. which are all the basic unit of governance in the
> barangay. also, may i suggest that we place, if possible, the names of
> barangay, city, municipality and the province in the exact location of
> the building where it is located like the barangay hall, city hall,
> municipal hall and the provincial capitol.
>
> thanks,
>
> gerry calimoso
>
> On 5/29/11, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > Here's a tagging convention for the names for city, municipal and
> > barangay halls.
> >
> > If you have any suggestions, questions or violent reactions, just reply.
> :-)
> >
> > Eugene
> >
> > --------------------
> >
> > Cities:
> > name=<name of city> City Hall
> > amenity=townhall
> >
> > Example: Baguio City Hall
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/43615687
> >
> > --------------------
> >
> > Municipalities:
> > name=<name of municipality> Municipal Hall
> > amenity=townhall
> >
> > Example: Silang Municipal Hall, Cavite
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/77326477
> >
> > --------------------
> >
> > Barangays:
> > name=<name of barangay> Barangay Hall
> >
> > Example: West Triangle Barangay Hall, Quezon City
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/85400671
> >
> > --------------------
> >
> > Barangays whose names are numbers (e.g., in Manila, Pasay, Caloocan):
> > name=Barangay <number of barangay> Hall
> >
> > Example: Barangay 8 Hall, Pasay City
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/109906510
> >
> > --------------------
> >
> > Notes and links:
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity=townhall
> >
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