My guess is that as long as we don’t have a definite adminstrative boundary, Nominatim will have to guess which level 0 name to use judging by distance.
We also have the tendency to put place = village whenever we find a kampung, but OSM treats the designation a little differently (a mistake I also did as a noob). Modern ‘kampung’, those already swallowed up by a citys expansion, is more appropriately tagged as suburb or neighbourhood (more accurate tagging since most kampung doesn’t have distinct boundary).
At least my understanding anyways…
p/s I see some still using the name ‘Kampong ABC’ instead of ‘Kampung ABC’. While ABC is a proper noun (meaning the spelling doesn’t change when we transitioned from old malay to new malay spelling), should the spelling of Kampong stay intact too? Just wondering…
Yup. And since OSM originally comes from the UK, and therefore (I assume) Nominatim follows closely the British address scheme:
On top of that, I have read somewhere (and if I am not mistaken) that OSM includes the thingamajig called topology… something… and we got Nominatim lookup style.
At least we’ve got rough state boundaries. Now I’m hoping (more like dreaming) if UNICEF could help us get the district boundaries for us.
I have put some in Kedah, from some non-copyrighted, useable sources. Nominatim searches in Penang and Perlis got crazy a little bit, unfortunately, due to the Kedah district boundary relations.
Agree. This is one of my main practices.
Sometimes I would omit Kampong / Kampung. These spelling variations is also based directly on the place name signs - I follow these closely. Also, I use the (US) National Geospatial Agency’s data - which shows variations. I happen to stick with what’s on the database - if it says Kampong, then I will put Kampong and so on. At least, when in doubt, we still can use the tag.