[OSM-talk] new zealand, australia

Stephen Hope slhope at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 08:29:57 BST 2011

It is confusing, but I don't think that I'd call it correct, either.
New Guinea can be considered part of the Australian continent, but New
Zealand is not. It's Islands, and not on the continental shelf.  It
and NG are sometimes listed as part of Australasia (not Australia),
and a bigger area still is called Oceania.


On 7 July 2011 15:56, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looking at the details it seems like the "Australia" being referred to
> is the continent, not the country. The New Zealand node has a
> "is_in:continent=Australia" tag and there is a place=continent node
> that nominatim is associating it with. So I guess this is "correct"
> but perhaps a little confusing in how it is displayed. Perhaps you
> should rename your continent to avoid this confusion!
> New Zealand node:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/248120384
> Continent node:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/249399679
> Nominatim details page where you can see the place:continent association:
> http://open.mapquestapi.com/nominatim/v1/details.php?place_id=697148
> Toby

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