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This page describes a historic artifact in the history of OpenStreetMap. It does not reflect the current situation, but instead documents the historical concepts, issues, or ideas.
This page documents one of the first ideas how to use relations.
Reason for being historic
Today's proposals mostly align with the setup explained at Proposal process.
Captured time
February 2008

A way to gather data about a country: population, capital, references to the borders.

This could perhaps also be used for smaller administrative areas.


Key Value Discussion
type country
name a name The name of the site/school/whatever
population population


Way or Node Role Recurrence? Discussion
node capital zero or one The node representing the capital city
way border zero or more The country borders