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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sat Oct 23 02:10:55 BST 2010


On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Alex Mauer <hawke at hawkesnest.net> wrote:
> On 10/21/2010 07:12 PM, Anthony wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:24 PM, Alex Mauer<hawke at hawkesnest.net>  wrote:
>>> The point of admin_level is *not* primarily to record which governments
>>> are
>>> above another.  It’s to indicate which governments across different
>>> countries and states are (approximately) equivalent.
>>
>> Then we shouldn't use numbers, or if we're going to use numbers we
>> should assign those numbers in random order.
>
> Huh?  Why?  What do you propose instead?  Please don’t say “use the name of
> the entity”, because we already have a key that does that (border_type) and
> it would make it a nightmare to make a consistent international map.

Okay, I won't say it.



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