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Ben Kelley ben.kelley at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 05:08:47 GMT 2011


Given the tools that use this data on a worldwide scale, yes I think it is
a compelling use case.

   - Ben Kelley.

Ben Kelley
On Dec 4, 2011 3:31 PM, "Steve Bennett" <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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