[talk-ch] Same procedure as last year... (municipality mergers 2019)

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Wed Dec 19 00:42:26 CET 2018

Jonathan we've been though this multiple time.

The pre-merge municipalities do -completely- cease to exist as such and
do not have any administrative borders of their own after the merger*.
Mapping these as admin level 9 is simply wrong (I can live with
retaining the borders as historic even though they are meaningless).
Nobody in Switzerland maintains any such borders, even swisstopo simply
uses the built up settlement areas  to indicate the coverage of the
places that, naturally, still exist after the mergers.  Yes the former
municipalities continue to exist as places, and no, they are not removed
from the map, they simply don't exist as administrative entities any more.

I know you got the silly idea from the Germans, but their merged
municipalities tend to retain some administrative bodies and the borders
are still a matter of public record (that it is typical German in being
overcomplicated and wasting the gains from the synergies of such mergers
should provide, is a different topic and not our problem), that is not
the case in Switzerland.


*yes there are rare occasions when municipalities are merged in to large
cities and retain borders as quarters, but that happens once in a blue

Am 18.12.2018 um 22:35 schrieb Jonathan Masur:
> Also please PLEASE do not mark any merged municipalities (or borders
> between merging municipalities) deleted - instead just increase their
> administrative_level from 8 to 9. Municipalities are forced to merge
> for administrative and financial reasons and they do not do this to be
> removed from the map. Thanks.
> S'il vous plaît ne supprimez PAS les anciennes communes ou les
> frontières entre elles, mais augmentez seulement leur tag
> "admin_level=" de 8 à 9. Merci. N'oubliez pas que les communes qui
> fusionnes le font par obligation financière et non pas pour rayer les
> villages de la carte.
> Salutations,

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