Proposed features/Archipelago

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Proposal status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: Ewmjc
Tagging: place=archipelago
Applies to: node
Definition: Identifying groups of islands

Rendered as: *
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2009-05-21
RFC start: 2009-05-21
Vote start: *
Vote end: *


Map Features includes place=island but does not yet have a means to identify groups of islands.


Identify and locate groups of islands Wikipedia:Archipelago big or small with a new place=archipelago.

Optionally show which archipelago an island belongs to be adding is_in:archipelago=* to an island tag.

Tag values

name=* (standard Map Features tag)
is_in:archipelago=* - Optional, some archipelagos are members of bigger archipelagos.

Individual islands can then optionally placed in the archipelgo:

place=island (standard Map Features tag)
name=* (standard Map Features tag)

Proposer's Initial Comment

I have already used this tagging scheme extensively. Due to changes in Query-to-map this Template does not work anymore. You can use Template:Osm-query2. Please replace or delete this use of Osm-query template.

Relations have also been suggested but I find this much easier to get information both into and out of the database. I believe there is nothing to prevent a Relation being used at the same time.

Please use the discussion page for comments.


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