[OSM-talk] Populated places: how to use is_in tag?
david at frankieandshadow.com
Mon Oct 8 09:53:23 BST 2007
On the other hand, the name finder searches already recognise is_in, so
that searches like "Murano, Veneto" should work if is_in is used.
is_in has typically been used like this:
(that is, working outwards and separated by commas).
On 08/10/2007 09:46, Andy Robinson wrote:
> OSM is about the data, so there is no problem at all in adding more
> descriptive tags.
> Thus, Regione -> Provincia -> Comune would all be appropriate. You might
> also consider adding them in their English equivalents, which would be:
> region=, province=, commune=
> Andy Robinson
> Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org [mailto:talk-
>> bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Niccolo Rigacci
>> Sent: 08 October 2007 9:34 AM
>> To: talk at openstreetmap.org
>> Cc: talk-it at openstreetmap.org
>> Subject: [OSM-talk] Populated places: how to use is_in tag?
>> I'm about adding about 8000 points of Italian populated places.
>> The main purpose is to render place names into the map, so a
>> minimal tag schema is:
>> <node id='-6' action='modify' visible='true' lat='45.438898'
>> <tag k='name' v='Venezia' />
>> <tag k='place' v='city' />
>> <tag k='population' v='271073' />
>> <tag k='source' v='geodati.gfoss.it' />
>> <tag k='gfoss_id' v='3515' />
>> this includes "population" and "place" to aid rendering at
>> different zoom levels, etc.
>> The "gfoss_id" is the ID from the geodati.gfoss.it database, the
>> source of the data.
>> On the Italian mailing list it was suggested to add more tags, to
>> accomodate the administrative hierarchy:
>> Regione -> Provincia -> Comune
>> It seems that there is not common agreement on how to accomplish
>> this. The only pertinent tag seems to be "is_in", but it is so
>> loosely defined in the wiki.
>> I think that we must address rendering and searching, without
>> overloading the database with unnecessary information that need
>> maintenance (and that can be obtained from other sources).
>> Any suggestion?
>> Niccolo Rigacci
>> Firenze - Italy
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