[talk-ph] Tagging on OSMPH

Mark Cupitt markcupitt at gmail.com
Sun May 25 06:19:57 UTC 2014

Ok, I will check for both instances then,

Actually, the colon ':" in the tag name can confuse a database in some
circumstances, if anyone is messing with this themselves, you have to
denote the column header as "place:ph" with double quotes


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On Sun, May 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, May 25, 2014 at 1:56 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Sun, May 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM, Mark Cupitt <markcupitt at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> I also have a question about places:ph, there are a LOT in the database,
>>> I guess they are implemented with other tags, is there a definitive list of
>>> what the other tags are?
>>> Seem like Barangays mostly, but possibly some other places?
>> Taginfo to the rescue!
>> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/place%3Aph#values
>> Based on Taginfo, 95% of the values of the place:ph=* tag is "barangay"
>> with a total of number of 1,300. This is actually quite low. There are
>> almost 42,000 barangays in the Philippines.
>> The other values are purok and sitio (which are unofficial subunits of a
>> barangay) and a few other values that I think are wrong uses of the tag.
> To answer the other question, I think the intention of the place:ph=* tag
> is to definitely indicate that a node tagged as place=village refers
> specifically to an official barangay instead of some other "village" such
> as residential subdivisions and gated communities (which should really be
> tagged with place=neighbourhood)
> Personally, I would like to use the international designation=* tag to
> indicate that a place is an official barangay instead of using a
> Philippine-specific tag like place:ph=*.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:designation
> Thus, my personal preference is place=village, designation=barangay
> instead of place=village, place:ph=barangay.
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