Talk:Key:border type

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Mynarski neighbourhoods

Not obsoleted, because there are other values. In the city of Winnipeg, for example, we have officially-defined neighbourhoods, subdividing wards, subdividing community committees (all recorded as place=suburb). Without this tag, there's no way to record the information that this is the Mynarski neighbourhood, and it is not inside the Mynarski ward. Michael Z. 2011-04-14 17:52 z

I assume this is a response to a comment written on the page "(this is obsolete by "admin_level=*"? or not?)"
Your explanation doesn't fit with anything written on the page currently. So far this tag is being used for...
  • Stuff imported in the U.S. (to me this definitely seems like it should've been using admin_level instead)
  • Something to do with maritime borders
  • ...and now you're saying something to do with Mynarski neighbourhoods
I'm confused. Seems there's a few people using the same tag for completely different things.
-- Harry Wood 11:38, 15 June 2012 (BST)
Yeah, I'm saying this is not obsolete.
It is needed because there are different types of overlapping subdivisions having the same admin_level=*, and sometimes even the same name, so only border type=* differentiates them. The situation has been slightly improved by the recent acceptance of place=neighbourhood below place=suburb. But the fact remains that in my city, border_type is needed to properly differentiate legally-defined civic community committees, community areas, neighbourhood clusters, wards, neighbourhoods, and other subdivision types from each other, including a few cases where a large ward has a name identical to that of a much smaller neighbourhood, which may or may not be contained within it. Michael Z. 2012-06-19 19:23 z

Use by Mapnik

It turns out that key:border_type is used by Mapnik to render county boundaries at zoom levels 9 and 10. Mapnik needs to switch to using key:admin_level to do this type of rendering. -- DENelson83 (talk) 21:58, 25 May 2013 (UTC)