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#1 2019-05-18 13:39:52

GPIOIPG
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Registered: 2018-08-08
Posts: 11

Critical problems about administrative boundary level of South Korea.

South Korea has unique administrative unit, Dong(동) and Li(리). Li is similar to Dong. So I explain about Dong only.

There are two type of Dong, Administrative Dong(행정동) and Legal-status Dong(법정동).

Administrative Dong is used as administrative service area of Local Autonomous Entity. And Legal-status Dong is used for address system and trading land. Boundary of these two type of dong is differ each other. (more information : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dong_(adm … _division))

Problem is that these two of dong is SAME ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL. So boundary of Dong is conflicted.

How can I solve this problem? OSM community in South Korea couldn't get conclusion.

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#2 2019-05-18 16:25:57

SK53
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Registered: 2009-01-11
Posts: 441

Re: Critical problems about administrative boundary level of South Korea.

Don't use boundary=administrative for both: reserve that for the actual administrative entity. For the other one use a different boundary=* tag. We have the same issue in the UK (although I think using admin_level=6 for one of those was not the best policy).

An alternative is to add a designation tag to delineate which type of legal entity it is (again we have this in the UK because we have a myriad of confusing administrative entities with different names in different part of the UK).

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#3 2019-05-18 20:25:37

Jonathan Masur
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Registered: 2016-04-23
Posts: 88

Re: Critical problems about administrative boundary level of South Korea.

You should probably ask Wambacher here : https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=65676
He's the guy in charge of controlling borders consistency in the entire world.

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#4 2019-05-19 07:19:46

wambacher
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From: Schlangenbad/Wambach, Germany
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Re: Critical problems about administrative boundary level of South Korea.

SK53 wrote:

Don't use boundary=administrative for both: reserve that for the actual administrative entity. For the other one use a different boundary=* tag.

+1

regards
walter

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#5 2019-05-20 12:52:06

muralito
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Registered: 2012-09-04
Posts: 1,716

Re: Critical problems about administrative boundary level of South Korea.

¿And how those boundaries should be mapped so apps doing reverse geocoding can get the right address?

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#6 2019-05-20 14:59:00

SK53
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Registered: 2009-01-11
Posts: 441

Re: Critical problems about administrative boundary level of South Korea.

@muralito: this is a widespread & common problem where postal towns & cities do not accord with administrative ones. It certainly exists in the US and UK as well.

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#7 2019-05-25 04:51:23

GPIOIPG
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Registered: 2018-08-08
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Re: Critical problems about administrative boundary level of South Korea.

I appreciate your comments, Thanks.

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