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The node representing the capital city

You do know, that a city can also be represented by it's bounding-polygon and by both, a bounding-polygon and a center-point at the same time?

  • Ideally it would be another relation, containing the city borders and relations of it's suburbs (who themselves contain their borders). -- Fröstel 10:26, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

The country borders

I really like that. Finally something to gather at least most parts of the border of a country with. (Without having to scan a biiiig bounding-box.) This could help with checking what country a given location is in (required for routing. e.g. because of national speed-limits.). --MarcusWolschon 07:59, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Merging Country borders and Boundaries

There is a proposal for Boundaries, maybee this two proposals should be merged. studerap 10:23, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

What about archipelagoes?

Do we mark the international border on water? Or do we collect as a relation all the coastlines of all islands? --Seav 10:13, 29 March 2008 (UTC)


How about generalizing existing place tag with relations?

This principle would also allow:

--Stefanb 14:51, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

relations as members

This country proposal can really also be used for each state in a federal state. What about importing all the states as relations into the top level nation relation? Further can all nation relation on a continent be members of a continent relation which again can be a member of an earth relation...... this can also go the other way and thus replace the is_in tag and/or relation --Skippern 18:41, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Generalization and merge

I think this should be generalized and renamed from Country to area, place, or perhaps territory. It also should be merged with features from is_in.

historical interest

This proposal seems to be completely irrational given the current tagging schemes. This might be interesting for the history. --Tigerfell This user is member of the wiki team of OSM (Let's talk) 00:35, 5 December 2018 (UTC)