[Talk-GB] Authorities, boundaries and admin-levels
peter.miller at itoworld.com
Tue Jun 16 07:46:28 BST 2009
On 13 Jun 2009, at 18:41, Peter Childs wrote:
> 2009/6/13 Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com>:
>> Whats the simplest way of adding a boundary? I notice that Medway
>> not have one, I know ruthley where it should be, but have no idea of
>> how to go about adding the relevant relation/way. I'm fine adding
>> Roads and smaller stuff but the boundary stuff just throws me.
>> It is better to use a relation for the boundary rather than way
>> tags which
>> used to be the only way to do it. Add the appropriate existing ways
>> (rivers/roads etc) to a new relation. You may need to split roads/
>> where the boundary diverges. For some sections of the boundary you
>> will need
>> to add new ways (where it goes across fields). I just add a
>> 'note=administrative boundary' tag to those ways.
>> The only source of data we can legally use for the boundary to by
>> is the NPE maps base which shows boundaries as a dotted line if you
>> lucky and if they have not moved in the past 50 years. I also check
>> wikipedia as a cross check
> Given that Medway is less than 50 years old that could be a
I have added a start to the Medway boundary relation for the coastal
section. There are some boundaries on NPE maps on the inland section
that relate to the route of the current unitary boundary however it is
not very clear.
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EnglandMedway.png) and then the
>> council website to see if there is general agreement on the shape and
>> It isn't perfect - to be perfect our democratic government will
>> need to
>> persuade the OS to give its citizens the boundaries by which it is
>> Until now lets do the best we can and when people say they are
>> wrong we will
>> ask them to provide the information to correct it!
>> Btw, OSM and the UK Boundaries project got a mention on the
>> Guardians data
>> blog yesterday.
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