[OSM-talk] England, Wales, Scotland borders

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 6 18:33:30 BST 2009


The regional development agencies have quite big budgets, actually. But I'd
agree that "England" needs to have it's own level.

Richard

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 4:29 PM, Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com> wrote:

> Igor Brejc <igor.brejc <at> gmail.com> writes:
>
> >For days now I've been trying to figure out how I could render borders
> >between England, Wales and Scotland using OSM data,
>
> >   1. Borders between these countries are tagged with the same
> >      admin_level=4 as that of subdivisions inside England (example:
> >      North East England, http://osm.org/go/evykef-?relation=151164).
> >      Now I'm not a constitutional expert, but I think Wales and
> >      Scotland represent different level of territorial division than
> >      just a collection of England's counties.
>
> Agreed.  These English regions are largely spurious (they have some kind
> of 'development agency' with a small budget, but no real political
> existence or power) and certainly not equivalent to the border between
> England and Scotland or between federal states in countries like the USA
> or Germany.  They look very odd on the main slippy map.
>
> I propose to just retag them as anything other than admin_level=4, any
> objections?
>
> --
> Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>
>
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