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Mon Jan 2 15:47:21 CET 2012
> According to a news article  (in german) the municipality (Gemeinde)
> of Belpberg  has been merged into the municipality of Belp
> (Gemeindefusion) taking effect on 01.01.2012.
> Are such changes periodically imported from the Swisstopo dataset? If
> yes, how should we handle such cases in the meantime?
The data from Swisstopo does not have any "change sets", so importing
them automatically would mean to delete *all* old boundaries and
reimporting the whole new dataset.
But there is a 'Historisiertes Gemeindeverzeichnis' where all changes
> Is there a guide/tread somewhere (wiki?) how to proceed in this case?
The changes for January (and September 2011) were done manually by me
- in an undocumented but more or less coherent way. :)
> The following steps come to mind:
> - change the places tag (place = village -> place=locality)
> - remove boundary admin level 9
> - adjust all addr:city tags?
> - adjust all addr:postcode tags?
> - adjust the entry in opengeodb?
Don't mix 'Gemeinde' with 'Ortschaft' bzw. 'Dorf'!
For all the changes I observed, the old names don't disapear, neither
do the post codes. I created new boundary-relations with admin_level=9
for the former municipalities (admin_level=8).
OpenGeoDB is not maintained any longer and consensus is (?), that
these tags can be deleted.
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