[OSM-talk] [tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - add administrative centre to the Relation:boundary

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 17:51:26 GMT 2008

The administrative level of a place is useful for applications like
renderers or namefinders.
But the tag admin_level can be set in two elements:
- the node tagged with place=town/city/village/etc (usually the
administrative centre or capital for this level)
- the relation for the administrative boundary
with the risk of inconsistency.

If the administrative boundary relation exists, I would suggest to add
the node representing the administrative centre (e.g. the country
capital, the province capital, the county/district town) as member of
this relation and remove the admin_level from the node.

Please check my proposal page :

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