[Talk-GB] What should we do with the towns/cities section on the England page
pchilds at bcs.org
Tue Mar 10 19:09:12 GMT 2009
2009/3/10 Ed Loach <ed at loach.me.uk>:
>> Before we start are people happen with using ceremonial
>> counties (such
>> as Cheshire and Berkshire) at this top level? Cheshire was
>> split into
>> two unitaries a few weeks ago!
> Not living in a unitary authority I don't really mind, but it is the
> way I set up the Essex wiki pages (with the two unitary authorities
> listed along with the remaining districts).
> It is also the way I created the Wales country page once much of the
> UK page disappeared to England, listing all of the admin areas from
> the Local Government section of the Wikipedia page here:
> as unitary authorities, although symbols in the above article
> distinguish between county, city and county borough types.
> I suspect those most likely to mind are those who live in an area
> and are proud of their independent status. I believe the post office
> stopped using counties in their official address database some years
> ago, so sending Council Tax bills and being ceremonial is about all
> they're good for these days (joking - in case any council workers
> are reading).
While we're here is there a way to render a political map from OSM.
If not what would be the best way to start. I'm thinking it might be
useful to improve search of the OSM data.
Oh and remember that people still seam to use Middlesex even when its
not a county (and some seam to know where it is as well) and Where
exactly does Kent start and Greater London End. Its different
depending on what your deling with. (Is it the M25, TFL Zone End, The
Thames or the end of the Greater London Boroughs they are all
different (and all correct for different reasons))
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