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#1 2020-02-08 15:45:23

DjavanLMA
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Registered: 2020-02-08
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Help to change category

Facebook uses this map on its platform, right?
It turns out that in the last few days the city where I live, on Facebook, has changed from the category of city to municipality, and that way, I can no longer do data surveys on Audience Insights and even on Instagram I cannot find the city to target ads. 

Recalling that here is a city and was recognized as such on Facebook, being recently changed. 

Can anyone help to return Pará de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, to city category?

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#2 2020-02-08 17:57:39

Viajero Perdido
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Re: Help to change category

Hi.  I don't know if FB uses OSM or not.

In OSM, the place has been a "town" for ~12 years, and hasn't changed recently.
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/246671466/history
Given the population, town seems appropriate.

The corresponding boundary relation has been unchanged for 3 years.

Also please note, in OSM we don't "tag for the renderer", or more specifically, we don't tag mistruths to get certain downstream effects.

Last edited by Viajero Perdido (2020-02-08 18:00:25)

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#3 2020-02-08 18:00:18

wowik
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Re: Help to change category

Viajero Perdido wrote:

In OSM, the place has been a "town" for ~12 years, and hasn't changed recently.

But administrative boundary was added recently
https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/10141341

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#4 2020-02-08 18:24:56

DjavanLMA
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Re: Help to change category

Viajero Perdido wrote:

Hi.  I don't know if FB uses OSM or not.

In OSM, the place has been a "town" for ~12 years, and hasn't changed recently.
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/246671466/history
Given the population, town seems appropriate.

The corresponding boundary relation has been unchanged for 3 years.

Also please note, in OSM we don't "tag for the renderer", or more specifically, we don't tag mistruths to get certain downstream effects.

Look this
https://photos.app.goo.gl/7754Yi3WHyfWVpMdA

And

https://photos.app.goo.gl/m66XxahaBxQG6fC79

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#5 2020-02-08 19:44:14

alan_gr
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Re: Help to change category

wowik wrote:
Viajero Perdido wrote:

In OSM, the place has been a "town" for ~12 years, and hasn't changed recently.

But administrative boundary was added recently
https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/10141341

So a lower level admin boundary (level 10) was added to represent a bairro inside the city. That shouldn't change the way the higher level is interpreted, but then again, we have no way of knowing how FB uses the data.

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#6 2020-02-08 19:48:26

alan_gr
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Re: Help to change category

What should we be looking at? You mentioned a change from city to municipality status but those screenshots don't use those words. Please remember that we can look at what is in OSM data, but we dont know what FB does with it.

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#7 2020-02-08 19:50:01

DjavanLMA
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Re: Help to change category

alan_gr wrote:
wowik wrote:
Viajero Perdido wrote:

In OSM, the place has been a "town" for ~12 years, and hasn't changed recently.

But administrative boundary was added recently
https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/10141341

So a lower level admin boundary (level 10) was added to represent a bairro inside the city. That shouldn't change the way the higher level is interpreted, but then again, we have no way of knowing how FB uses the data.

I opened a ticket on Facebook and they reported me to open a ticket on OSM.  So I don't know what to do.

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#8 2020-02-08 20:19:09

DjavanLMA
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Re: Help to change category

alan_gr wrote:

What should we be looking at? You mentioned a change from city to municipality status but those screenshots don't use those words. Please remember that we can look at what is in OSM data, but we dont know what FB does with it.

Look this vídeo

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BtLGnaapZMgoPvpq5

my city is not located on the map.  the neighboring city, smaller than mine, is normally located.

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#9 2020-02-09 01:02:57

muralito
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Re: Help to change category

I suggest to post the issue in the Brazil subforum. Probably they can help you check if the data in OSM is good or bad..

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