Talk:Proposed features/Archipelago

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I agree with the problem of archipelago but not with the proposed solution. Two remarks:

  • where do you put the point with place=archipelago? An arbitrary position in between the islands?
  • is_in:archipelago can be ambiguous if several archipelago share the same name : Western Islands

I think a relation is much more suitable. You can put place=archipelago and name=archipelago_name in the relation without confusion risk.

--Eric S 22:00, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Multipolygon Relation

Several Islands can be grouped with a multipolygon relation. --Lulu-Ann 09:04, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

+1 for multypolygon --Eric S 18:43, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

I think multipolygon is not appropriate. Multipolygons are thought to form outer and inner circles. In archipelagos, there are a lot of "circles", but no outer or inner ones! I propose type=archipelago --Geogast 08:34, 16 June 2010 (UTC)
Then call it an achripelago relation (Like a site relation for a campus). Lulu-Ann

Boundary

See boundary=maritime for maritime boundaries, also valid for archipelagos. --Skippern 10:39, 10 March 2010 (UTC)