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Brussels Metropolitan Area not showing in Profile Stats / Maps

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Just a question for now: why is the Brussels Metropolitan Area not showing in the maps? In Belgium, it's considered to be a separate province. Geocaching.com is showing caches in the area as "In Brussels". So I think it should be included as a separate province in the maps? Thanks!
asked Oct 6, 2015 in Miscellaneous by NLBokkie (2,520 points)
I agree , Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest is on region level. This region has 19 counties which are shown in PGC on county level.
They are
Anderlecht (1070)
Brussel (stad) (1000, 1020, 1120, 1130, 1040, 1050)
Elsene (1050)
Etterbeek (1040)
Evere (1140)
Ganshoren (1083)
Jette (1090)
Koekelberg (1081)
Oudergem (1160)
Schaarbeek (1030)
Sint-Agatha-Berchem (1082)
Sint-Gillis (1060)
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek (1080)
Sint-Joost-ten-Node (1210)
Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe (1200)
Sint-Pieters-Woluwe (1150)
Ukkel (1180)
Vorst (1190)
Watermaal-Bosvoorde (1170)
At the moment the counties are shown in Vlaams-Brabant as :
1 .Anderlecht
2. Ville de Bruxelles - Stad Brussel
3. Ixelles - Elsene
4. Etterbeek
5. Evere
6. Ganshoren
7. Jette
8. Koekelberg
9. Auderghem - Oudergem
10. Schaerbeek - Schaarbeek
11. Berchem-Sainte-Agathe - Sint-Agatha-Berchem
12. Saint-Gilles - Sint-Gillis
13. Molenbeek-Saint-Jean - Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
14. Saint-Josse-ten-Noode - Sint-Joost-ten-Node
15. Woluwe-Saint-Lambert - Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe
16. Woluwe-Saint-Pierre - Sint-Pieters-Woluwe
17. Uccle - Ukkel
18. Forest - Vorst
19. Watermael-Boitsfort - Watermaal-Bosvoorde

The above counties are shown at Geocaching.com as Brussels, Belgium and not as Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
Therefor I think this need to change to a separate region
I added new polygons for Belgium sometime this week. The number of areas now matches wikipedia, and  Brussel has been added.

As a side-note we now have some new tech for updating polygon data, so there is a big chance more will be updated the coming weeks.

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It's on our todo-list to seperate Brussel. It is like it is due to how Openstreetmap has their administrative levels.
answered Oct 6, 2015 by magma1447 (Admin) (207,380 points)
Please give advice when it is done, a challenge is waiting for this implementation and can then to be tagged.
I added new polygons for Belgium sometime this week. The number of areas now matches wikipedia, and  Brussel has been added.

As a side-note we now have some new tech for updating polygon data, so there is a big chance more will be updated the coming weeks.
It's looking great Ganja! Thanks for making this change. I think it fits the actual situation perfectly.
At the moment, there are some problem to have result when you select :

"Top Logged Caches
Caches ordered by the number of found logs they have received.

Filters
Cache location: Belgium / Brussels-Capital

==> result is an empty frame
...