I am still doing research for administrative zones. Extracting those from a OSM dumb is quite a bit buggy right now but I am able to flex it out bit by bit.
Can someone give me a quality feedback? I mean is someone successfully using them or are they at least in some minor areas buggy? How exact are they?
I found some blog posts about those zones but those are two years old or older.
What we want to do is attaching quality measurements like you are leaving this city and entering those villages. You are outside of x,y. The main idea is to find a level of detail to give additional information about a users position without revealing the exact position. Therefore your friends know where you are but can not track you down by a meter.
It depends on the area you’re looking at. I suppose with buggy yea mean you’re left with holes in the map. This is lack of data quality: you can only make a polygon if the relation is a closed line.
The easy way to get valid polygons for a certain area is downloading them from wambacher’ s great service.
There is a web beased servive by German user Wambacher that offers all available boundary polygons from admin_level=2 (country) down to level 10 or even 12 IF that data is contained in the main OSM database.