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Should I tag the name of the Municipal the Village I am tagging? I did tags "is_in:country=" "landuse=residential" "name=" "place=village" should I do something else under the polygon or should I follow this exactly? Just want more clarification.

asked 23 May '14, 03:08

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I think the instructions in question 31027 are the one to follow.

You do not have to add is_in tags. Those can be computed from the position of the node or polygon. You do not have to repeat addr:city on each address node. Again this is (can be) derived from the admin boundary (multi)-polygons around the nodes and ways.

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answered 23 May '14, 06:06

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edited 23 May '14, 13:56

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I see you're mapping in an area in Mexico which has no administrative boundaries for municipalities; in this case, the is_in tag for a village could still be useful in my opinion. For example, for a hamlet within the boundaries of Puebla municipality, something like "is_in=Puebla de Zaragoza; Puebla; Mexico" (municipality; state; country).

For the second question, consider what one would do writing the full address to send a postcard to that place, and use the tags accordingly. I think addr:city should be ok. Don't know if ther's already in use some country-specific tag for things like mexican colonias though.

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answered 23 May '14, 16:01

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