[Tagging] [Talk-us] how to tag US townships?

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Thu Oct 21 13:32:02 BST 2010


Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 4:22 PM, Alex Mauer <hawke at hawkesnest.net> wrote:
>> On 10/20/2010 03:14 PM, Anthony wrote:
>>>
>>> Only in those 11 states, right?
>>>
>>> I'm surprised admin level isn't already handled defined on a state by
>>> state level.
>>
>> Why treat it differently depending on the state?
>
> Because states do things so differently that a one-size-fits-all
> solution makes no sense.


I can see both points.  So I think the challenge is to design a scheme
that is consistent and can be simplified on a state-by-state basis to be
appropriate for the state.  So if we have whole-multiple-counties=5 (eg
NYC) county=6 township=7 city/town=8 then it would make sense
everywhere.

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