[talk-au] ABS [ ODbL data.gov.au permission granted]

Ben Kelley ben.kelley at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 19:51:58 GMT 2011


I definitely want to keep them. I don't think admin boundaries are just a

They are needed to enclose ways to tell you the name of the place. I think
they are as important as street names.

E.g. I search for George St. Which George St? Admin boundaries answer that

  - Ben

Ben Kelley
On Dec 3, 2011 10:47 AM, "Steve Bennett" <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 6:38 AM, Ben Kelley <ben.kelley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What will get removed? The relations? The ways? The points? I guess this
> is
> > a question bigger than just the ABS data, but given how integrated this
> > import is with other data, the impact would be significant.
> >
> > How on earth would we plan for such removal?
> >
> > Franc also imported postcode boundaries at the same time as the suburb
> > boundaries.
> To play Devil's Advocate here, does anyone actually want the suburb
> boundaries retained (or reimported)? To me, they've always been a big
> pain in the arse - they get in the way when you're trying to map, they
> show up in various renderings and add noise, they show up on my GPS
> and can be mistaken for roads. And they really don't add a lot of
> value - a suburb centrepoint would be just as usual for navigation as
> the boundaries, for most uses.
> Steve
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