I'm lost trying to render maps with administrative boundaries using OSM and Maperitive. For some cities, e.g. Mexico City, there are boundaries.
But, e.g. for Belo Horizonte, there are none, at least in the SVG I export for Illustrator (at zoom level 16) from Maperitive.
I find references in the OSM XML for Belo Horizonte to
<tag k="boundary" v="administrative"/> and
<tag k="admin_level" v="7"/>. Also, on the OSM website, the map of Belo Horizonte has an admin boundary:
...although sometimes you may have to switch to MapQuest view and then back to Standard for it to appear.
So, it could be that no boundaries have been included in the OSM data for Belo Horizonte, or they have been and Maperitive isn't reading them. Advice very welcome...
The answer here:
suggested using http://overpass-turbo.eu/ to get admin boundary data, but what I downloaded for BH (7MB) wasn't the boundary of BH.
Found this: http://global.mapit.mysociety.org/ but the search found no boundaries for BH. I guess there are none in oSM data.