[Imports] Vermont Town boundaries from VCGI

Andrew Sawyer assawyer at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 18:52:57 BST 2012

The border with NH doesn't exactly follow the western river edge as there are portions that are fixed by survey points. I had done a fair bit of the NH borders for towns, county and state using the NH GRANIT data which was better than the TIGER data. The NH/VT border has been adjudicated by the Supreme Court of the US. 

See: http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/289/593/
-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Ladner <eric.ladner at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 12:37:34 
To: Andrew Guertin<andrew.guertin at uvm.edu>
Cc: <imports at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [Imports] Vermont Town boundaries from VCGI

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 8:49 AM, Andrew Guertin <andrew.guertin at uvm.edu> wrote:
>  ..  In on the river border with
> New Hampshire (the border is specifically the low water mark of the west
> bank of the river), there are some places where the river has shifted
> (e.g. to cut off an oxbow) and this is reflected in one version but not
> the other.

Huh..  I have always been under the impression that the state borders
were set to the center line (or one bank) of the river at the time
they were established and would remain there, even if the river moved.
 Most of the USGS Topo maps agree with my impression (look up and down
the MS River...) so I've never really thought to question it.

Anybody know otherwise?

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