[talk-au] place=? An oldie but no past conclusion.
pyevet at iinet.net.au
Thu May 5 23:51:07 UTC 2016
On Thu, 5 May 2016 10:10:35 AM Ian Sergeant wrote:
> 1. Any attempt to make something render on sparse parts of the map, is
> a rendering issue. Any renderer is free to pre-process the data based
> on a population and remoteness algorithm if they wish.
> 2. Personally, I make anything a town if it has services. If it has a
> pub, a take-away, a supermarket, a post-office, and a fuel station,
> then it's a town. I save hamlet for a population grouping without any
> services, and a locality for a place where there is essentially no
> population clustering. This is a natural skew towards remoter
> destinations becoming towns, because they are service towns for
> surrounding areas, rather than necessarily having large populations
Post offices may be a good guide. 25 years ago there were at least 4 post offices
between here (Swan Hill) and Kerang. Now there is only one at Lake Boga, but
all the other post codes are still in place, mail routing through either
Kerang or Swan Hill.
The other places, Lake Charm, Mystic Park and Tresco, have a small group of
houses, Lk Charm has a shop and caravan park, Mystic has a pub.
The passenger train doesn't stop at any of these stations anymore either, only
the grain trains.
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