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

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 04:31:53 GMT 2011


On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 6:51 AM, Ben Kelley <ben.kelley at gmail.com> wrote:
> I definitely want to keep them. I don't think admin boundaries are just a
> layer.
>
> 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
> question.

That use case isn't a compelling demonstration of the need to store
the information *in* the database though. Search tools should rightly
make use of information from different databases (the Australian
Gazetteer comes to mind).

Steve



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