[OSM-talk] Hierarchy of places

Gustav Foseid gustavf at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 17:44:02 GMT 2008


On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 12:14 PM, David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com>wrote:

> I think we could do with a richer hierarchy something like this:
> metropolis    > 500,000
> city          > 100,000
> large_town    > 25,000? 40,000?
> town          > 10,000
> small_town / large_village > 2,500
> village       > 100
> hamlet        < 100


The names could probably be discussed, but this would be huge improvement in
naming places. It would also be useful with some variants of city areas, in
addition to suburb.


 - Gustav
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