I have been mapping a lot in Pridnestrovie/Transnistria, a disputed area in Eastern Europe. The region's capital is Tiraspol, which is also its largest city. However, when I zoom out on openstreetmap.org, it hides the name label of Tiraspol, and instead it places the name label of neighbouring Bendery. Bendery is not the region's capital and has only some 95.000 inhabitants, compared to around 157.000 in Tiraspol.

Why does Mapnik hide the name label of a region's capital, and shows the label of a much smaller city instead? How can I change this?

asked 01 Jul '14, 17:36

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There is currently nothing that tells the map style which one is more important (both are towns). Try adding capital=yes to Tiraspol.

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answered 01 Jul '14, 18:12

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edited 01 Jul '14, 18:13

So, adding just the population count is not enough? Thanks for the hint.

(01 Jul '14, 21:29) Maturi0n
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Population is a problematic metric for determining importance. E.g. there are plenty examples where the central place in an agglomeration has less population than some of the bedroom communities around it. So population is currently not used by the map style.

(01 Jul '14, 21:41) cartinus
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