[Talk-us] CDPs and admin_level

David ``Smith'' vidthekid at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 10:31:00 BST 2009

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 8:14 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> You're still acting like the tags are put on regions, when the tags
> are actually put on borders.

It's both.  The relation (specifically, boundary and multipolygon
relations) is meant to describe not just some borders of a region, but
all of its borders, in a way to make it clear whether a given point is
in that region or not.  Therefore, the relation defines a region.  You
put tags on the relation, so you are effectively tagging the region,
not just its borders.  (Note specifically the name tag.  If a boundary
relation is done right, that name will usually be rendered in the
center of the region, instead of or in addition to around its edges.)

David "Smith"
a.k.a. Vid the Kid
a.k.a. Bír'd'in

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