[OSM-talk] Continent Oceania or Australia
Jóhannes Birgir Jensson
joi at betra.is
Wed Apr 29 12:13:24 UTC 2015
I was doing an overpass query for place=continent and noticed that we do
not have Oceania but Australia with this note:
"Note that Oceania, which is a more common designation in some
countries, is actually based on a different continental classification
system to the one OSM uses. So please translate Australia as Australia,
not as Oceania"
However looking at what is within is_in:continent="Australia" then I
only get regions and cities and no countries. is_in:continent="Oceania"
gives me the normal countries we think of as Oceania (including
Australia the country).
Thus it seems place=continent;name="Australia" is now outdated and not
used. According to usage it seems clear that we are now using the
regular Oceania classification.
I propose we change this to reflect to current usage.
--Jóhannes / Stalfur
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