Tag:place=quarter

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Public-images-osm logo.svg place = quarter
Osm element tag.svg
Description
A quarter is a named, geographically localised place within a suburb of a larger city or within a town which is bigger than a neighbourhood
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Wikidata
Wikidata-logo.svgQ2983893
Status: ApprovedPage for proposal

The tag place=quarter should be applied to a part of a bigger settlement where this part is smaller then a place=suburb (note that this 'suburb' is the 'OSM suburb' which can also be in the centre of a city) and bigger then a place=neighbourhood. This does not have to be an administrative entity.

How to map

Preliminarily you can use a node (to get a label rendered). Ideally you would draw a border around the whole area (or use a multipolygon, possibily reusing streets and other available geometry).

Tags to use

Other main tags to use if the information is available

More tag suggestions

  • start_date=* - the date (or year) when the first people/business/users moved in (if applies)
  • architect=* - name of the masterplanner / architectural firm that did the urban planning (if applies)

and of course any tag you like.

What can be mapped?

You can map all kind of settlement parts bigger then a neighbourhood and smaller then a suburb with this tag. It can apply to residential areas, commercial areas, industrial areas and all other kind of landuse and mixes of landuses. It depends on history, culture, politics, economy and more how settlements are organized, so more specific rules are avoided. Usually these entities will be around the size of a small village. For villages and small towns you might want to use this tag only if there is also smaller parts (neighbourhoods). If the only division of a village would be quarter (i.e. they would result quite small) then omit quarter and only tag place=neighbourhood.

Original proposals

See Also