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What about property boundaries?!

Also how about a whole w:cadaster of them? One might think 'they are only for grown ups'... but that's where OSM can outshine Google™! Jidanni (talk) 04:49, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

See also Tag:place=plot. Jidanni (talk) 13:53, 29 March 2023 (UTC)

Roadside boundary signs

Let's say the File:NicholasCountySignWV.jpg sign is located 100 meters from where the dotted line on the map is. How would one mark the sign?

Let's also say instead normally the boundary File:NicholasCountySignWV.jpg represents is unmarked. But here the local chieftains have pitched in and erected a sign. How would one mark it in this case?

Also the sign might be one sided, or two sided, saying both entity A and B...

All one can find is Tag:historic=boundary_stone. Jidanni (talk) 03:17, 6 March 2016 (UTC)


I've seen (e.g. in Western Sahara) the use of boundary=disputed

How should we treat these cases?

Boundary=region missing on the page

According to it is used 338 times. If it is not the prefered way to tag a region (maybe place=region or boundary_type=region is) then I propose it is marked as deprecated and perhaps mentioned as such. See also which is used 28 times and the discussion boundary_type.--PangoSE (talk) 11:55, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Different colors for different suburbs

What the OSM website lacks is a political areas layer.

Currently in metropolitan areas it would be great if Nibblesford Falls was in green, and Norfsberg Heights was in pink, etc.

That way one could tell at a glance exactly with suburb one was in, without having to examine very closely the boundaries themselves. w:Four color theorem

Jidanni (talk) 19:33, 4 November 2022 (UTC)