[Talk-us] [Tagging] how to tag US townships?

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 17:44:30 BST 2010


On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 10:27 PM, Brad Neuhauser
> <brad.neuhauser at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From the place page:
> > "In most Western countries, the status of a location (whether it is a
> > city/town/etc.), is decided by the government, and is not a function of
> > size. ***But most OSM communities of those countries have made a
> convention
> > to use the population to decide which place tag to use, to ensure a more
> > common way of tagging across the globe, and not to end up with cities of
> > 1000 residents for example.***"
>
> I looked for and couldn't find anything stating that this was the US
> convention.
>
>
>  ...which is why some states are stuffed full of place labels and others
are extremely sparse.  (if you haven't, see
http://www.41latitude.com/post/1349685626/openstreetmap-critique-2)  The US
community seems to need *some* convention.
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