Relations/Proposed/Is In

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Status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: Hakan
Tagging: *=*
Applies to: relation
Definition:  ?
Rendered as:  ?
Drafted on: 2007-10-09
RFC start:  ?
Vote start:  ?
Vote end:  ?

This is a proposal for a set of tags and members making a Relation to represent all the places that are contained in a bigger area.

A node can be a member of multiple is-in relations, e.g. "Node city Munich" "is-in" "country Germany" and "Node city Munich" "is-in" "state Bavaria"

  • though this is presumably not necessary assuming "Munich is_in Bavaria" and "Bavaria is_in Germany" are both present. Multiple is_ins are still needed for different hierarchies though (e.g. electoral districts often differ from administrative boundaries) David.earl 17:46, 11 October 2007 (BST)
  • I think is_in should be extended to areas, so the border of a country could esely be created by adding all states in an is_in relation. Or a city as the sum of its suburbs, or the European union could be defined,...--DimitriJunker 10:47, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

See also Placename_hierachies


Type Name Members
city Antalya (Node place=town, name=Alanya), (Node place=town, name=Manavgat)
country Turkey (Node place=city, name=Antalya), (Node place=city, name=Istanbul)
country Germany (Node place=city, name=Munich), (Node place=city, name=Berlin)
country France (Node place=city, name=Paris)


Key Value Discussion
type country / place
name a name The name of the bigger place
name: a name The name of the bigger place in another language


Node Role Recurrence? Discussion
Node (blank) one or more all the related places that constitue the higher-level place


Because of the various rendering systems, it is recommended that tags used for normal values of these be in the Latin script. For adding localized names of languages, use a suffix for the tag. For example, for the Persian name of a street in Tehran, use name:fa, but for its English name, use name.

Although it has never been officially voted, a lot of people use an language extension of the name tag. This makes sense and it can be seen as established now. Here is an example on the usage:

name=Irgendwas        (the default name, used locally)
name:en=Something     (the name in English)
name:de=Irgendwas     (the name in German)
name:fr=Quelque chose (the name in French)
name:es=Algo          (the name in Spanish)

This leads to a more precise definition of alternative names.

Example of language codes according to the alpha-2 code of ISO 639-1 :

de  German
el  Greek
en  English
es  Spanish
fa  Persian
fr  French
it  Italian
zh  Chinese