[OSM-talk] [Tagging] UK, Cardiff and Edinburgh, change capital=yes to capital=4

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 14:17:00 GMT 2011

2011/2/4 Nick Whitelegg <Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk>:

> To be quite honest I really, really don't care that much at all: but, by
> word of explanation I was only suggesting what I *thought would be sensible*
> as England/Wales/Scotland/NI all have significant national identity of their
> own.

that's not the question though. The question is how is the country
divided in administrative units.

> Looking at the wiki article, one could argue for the removal of level 3
> altogether to be quite honest as the vast majority of countries have no
> entry. But once again, I really, really don't care that much.

There is currently around 15 countries using admin_level=3, of course
you cannot argue to remove it without damaging stuff. It is normal and
has its sense that not every country has every level, because the
countries are organized and structured in different ways, hence we get
the possibility to map the differences and not force analogies where
there aren't.


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