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We are creating printed maps and collected lots of POIs. Now we want to rank the popularity of certain POIs, so that for example a big international hotel next to a smaller one is favored on the map.

Is there any kind of popularity tagging proposal already?

Current ideas are:

popularity_score from 1-100 based on some kind of algorithm we would have to develop.


popularity with a comma separated list such as "in_travel_guide_bradt,in_travel_guide_lonely_planet" and other sources .. ?

asked 05 Jan '16, 09:40

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There are a number of reasons while there is no existing such tagging (at least none that I know of) and why inventing such tagging is really not a good idea.

But to give this answer a positive spin: naturally it makes sense to order search results by additional criteria, for example Nominatim uses wikipedia to determine the importance of places, and there is no reason you couldn't do something similar with travel guides.

It just isn't necessary to hard code the results in to the OSM data.

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answered 05 Jan '16, 11:56

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