[Tagging] Tags for neighborhoods / subdivisions

Josh Doe josh at joshdoe.com
Wed May 11 19:08:28 BST 2011


On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's kind of different in that the restrictions apply only to residents and
> their guests, not to people passing through on public roads. The average
> person won't care that they're leaving the area covered by "Sky Lake South
> Homeowner's Association, Inc." and entering the area covered by "Homeowners
> Association of Sky Lake South Units Six and Seven, Inc." (real example
> here).

Yes it is different, however Burke Centre is a little different than
other HOAs, since it's quite large at 5,700 housing units and a
population of over 17,000, making it larger than many towns. The HOA
also regulates businesses and schools in terms of landscaping,
signage, etc.

> I disagree with using admin_level for CDP boundaries (or keeping them at
> all), unless they are actually used for other purposes. They certainly don't
> match USPS city names in general. In general they are just arbitrary lines
> drawn by the Census Bureau.

I agree, but Burke Centre is definitely not just arbitrary lines drawn
by others. I'm sure there are plenty of CDPs which aren't recognized
in other ways, but many do align with USPS city names. That being said
the main topic here is neighborhoods, which the USPS and Census Bureau
typically don't recognize, but are real names associated by real
people to real geographic locations, and are therefore important to
map.

-Josh



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