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bjornstar



Joined: 18/05/2021 04:38:44
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I'd love to be able to contribute by updating a tiny neighborhood that is being confused with the city that it is in: https://www.geonames.org/1864416/daitocho.html

The neighborhood has a population of 1235, not 120k.

Google maps - https://www.google.co.jp/maps/place/Daitocho,+Daito,+Osaka+574-0061/@34.7155698,135.6187386,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x60011f9314311969:0x447f1fc8f52cbd3c!8m2!3d34.7148748!4d135.6201985

When I try to update the population or delete any of the alternate names that cause the confusion I get the error:
Code:
the name is locked and may only be updated by users with a user level  >= 2. Your current user level is 1


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marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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Hi Bjorn

I understand that Daitocho is a tiny neighbourhood in the larger city of Daito and the feature is a mix between these two.
The feature has the population of the city, also the featurecode PPLA2 and alternatemes Daito.
I think the feature is referring to the larger city. When we change it to clearly refer to the small neighbourhood we will be missing the larger city which is bad. We will then have to create a new feature for the large city and transfer most attributes from the old feature to the new feature. Most users who are identifying this feature will have done so thinking it refers to the large city and their reference (geonameId) will all of a sudden point to a small neighourbood and the large city is a a new feature.

It will be better to create a new feature for the tiny neighourhood and update the attributes of the existing feature to make clear it is not referrin to Daitocho but to Daito.

Do you see it differently?

Best Regards

Marc

Best Regards

Marc

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bjornstar



Joined: 18/05/2021 04:38:44
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Yes, sorry my communication was not clear. I was trying to say that 1864416 had wrong information and I wanted to correct it:

Daito ADM2 - https://www.geonames.org/1864413
Daito PPLA2 - https://www.geonames.org/1864416

1864416 should have identical information to 1864413.

Similar to the neighboring city:
Higashi Osaka ADM2 - https://www.geonames.org/1862751
Higashi Osaka PPLA2 - https://www.geonames.org/1862752

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