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In current OSM I can not find a boundary for the region Allgäu. What admin_level should be used for this German region Allgäu ? Or perhaps admin_level should be used at all for Allgäu as it is a region in Germany without adminstrative. Why can't I find this region in OSM? How should it be tagged? Regards, Martin

asked 08 Aug '23, 22:17

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Don't try to map boundaries that are not well defined. Regions like "Allgaü", "Alpenregion" or "Rheintal" are loosely defined, they do not have a sharp boundary. OSM can only record precise boundaries. Therefore all you can do is place a node with "place-region".

Do not try to map the region as a polygon; it will be deleted.

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answered 09 Aug '23, 09:14

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Thanks Frederik for explaining. I don´t know if the "Allgäu" region is well defined or not. If yes then I would assume it should be mapped by a relation of lower-level admin_level entries.

(09 Aug '23, 09:36) Martin-osm

I don't know about a boundary, but searching for it finds this node

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answered 09 Aug '23, 08:43

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