Hi there,

I am trying to map areas in the State of Kuwait. I have started in my area, but I had to stop to get some, best tagging methods.

This is how I see the State of Kuwait, admin_level, being played out. Please help if you see a problem.

  • Kuwait (admin_level=2)
  • Governorates (admin_level=4) we have 6 of them
  • City (admin_level=7) The capital of the country, and may be 3 others.This is a blurry item.
  • Suburb (admin_level=8) most of the country seems to fall under this heading. Each suburb has its own mayor of sorts.
  • Neighbourhood (admin_level=9) Every suburb is broken down into Blocks (neighbourhood) and each Block has streets numbered from 1 up words, ie "Street 1", "Street 2", so forth.

This is how address are in Kuwait:

    City or suburb name, Block number, street number.

Examples:

    Jabriya, Block 8, Street 6, House 24
    Jabriya, Block 7, Street 6, House 24 
These two houses are in the same suburb but different Blocks.

My dilemma is that I am using Boundary Relation to map each Block, and then another boundary relation for the suburb using "boundary=suburb".

What "boundary=*" should I use for the Block or neighbourhood? And should I assign an admin_level to the Block?

I get a warning when in the relation I have "type=boundary" and no "boundary=*"

asked 01 Apr '14, 23:34

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I am a bit confused about OSM objects in Kuwait dealing with boundary=*

Because when going to the well-known webservice http://overpass-turbo.eu , zooming to Kuwait, using the wizard feature of that webpage, and entering there boundary=* I only get very few objects.

Is this correct, or dou you have already mapped all the administrative structure of Kuwait in the OSM data? If yes: how did you do that in detail? via border lines and boundary relations?

After getting clear about the relation structure, we can go on to find a solution for your concrete problem, I think.

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answered 04 Apr '14, 14:12

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