Capital tagging

Posted by tule00 on 21 March 2019 in English (English)

Hello mappers,

I'm here to ask something: how do we tag capitals for best rendering?

Typically the state capital is tagged with capital=yes, but histor-style and TopoMap styles take into account the admin_levels of capitals. OSM wiki proposes that for state capitals, capital=yes should be used, but for province capitals, we should use capital=3 or capital=4, etc.

But on the OSM wiki it is also mentioned that we can combine capital=yes and admin_level=3/admin_level=4/etc. tags.

Also, sometimes I've seen tags like capital=2.

So which one of them is the most correct (for OGF)?

Comment from histor on 21 March 2019 at 01:13

If you tag the capital of your country with "capital = yes" so in topo-style (as I have seen) is rendered nothing.

The level of country is "2". The other steps are "4" for a state / province as next smaller unit, then "6" for county / Kreis, the smaller units of state or province. Levels "3" or "5" in OGF are only usual for special cases (regions or similair).

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Comment from tule00 on 24 March 2019 at 14:40

What is the rule for histor-style?

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