[Talk-scotland] admin_level=6 names

Craig Wallace craigw84 at fastmail.fm
Thu Feb 18 19:56:32 UTC 2016

On 2016-02-18 14:38, Chris Fleming wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Feb 2016 at 14:35 Michael Booth <boothym at gmail.com
> <mailto:boothym at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     Noticed when using overpass-turbo that I could create a query for "xyz
>     in Fife" but not for example "xyz in Argyll and Bute". When I loaded up
>     admin_level=6 in overpass-turbo, I saw that some areas have "Council" on
>     the end of their boundary name. For example - South Lanarkshire Council,
>     Argyll and Bute Council versus Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway,
>     Fife.
>     Surely think there should be consistency across the board - either by
>     including Council in all the names, or leaving it off for all of them?
> I agree. My feeling would be that the Council bit isn't needed?

I'd agree with this. The name tag should be the name of the area, not 
the name of the council.

Maybe worth using a different tag for the full name of the council, eg 
It looks like that tag is already in use, mostly for parish councils in 


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