[talk-ch] Communes fusionnées et tag place=village
jmasur at bluewin.ch
Fri Oct 26 23:02:41 CEST 2018
Hello Simon and everyone,
Municipalities are already tagged with boundary=administrative and
admin_level=8. There is no need to tag them a second time with a node
with place=municipality, that would be redundant. If anything, a
place=label node could be added in the existing relations.
In regard to ele tag, this should only be applied to nodes where we know
for sure where the data elevation is from. In the past, when undoing
Donovalny's changes, I unfortunately copied the "ele" tag from his fake
villages to the boundary, as I did not understand what this tag was and
it is good practice on OSM to not remove tags we don't understand.
However now that I understood it is elevation, and that this is simply
copied from Wikipedia, I do not think it should stand on municipality
relations, as it does not make any sense to have elevation of more than
Even if the data such as elevation or population from Wikipedia would be
legal to use (I don't think that's the case) it would need to be
auto-updated or machine-assisted updated. It does not make sense to have
people regularly copying data from Wikipedia as the population increase.
Using directly the source Wikipedia uses to know the population and
elevation makes much more sense.
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