[Talk-ca] Municipal boundaries

J.P. Kirby webmaster at the506.com
Tue Mar 7 18:21:17 UTC 2017

And even then, not all CSDs are municipalities. In Nova Scotia for instance they have "county subdivisions" which have no legal standing at all and are just StatsCan creations.

I'd suggest boundaries of actual municipalities are worthy of being added into OSM, but not all CSDs fit that bill.

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> On Mar 7, 2017, at 2:10 PM, James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
> CSDs are suppose to represent city/town limits (observable as usually there's a sign that says Welcome to X or Sorry to see you leave X), but they have been rounded off to look nice and may not reflect what it is in reality
>> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 1:05 PM, Stewart C. Russell <scruss at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2017-03-07 10:36 AM, Bjenk Ellefsen wrote:
>> >
>> > … Any more thoughts?
>> If you're planning to import/add abstract statistical boundaries, rather
>> than those defined by municipal boundaries, then I'd suggest that they
>> don't belong in OSM.
>>  “Contributions to OpenStreetmap should be:
>>    1. Truthful - means that you cannot contribute something you have
>>     invented.
>>    2. Legal - means that you don't copy copyrighted data without
>>     permission.
>>    3. Verifiable - means that others can go there and see for
>>     themselves if your data is correct.
>>    4. Relevant - means that you have to use tags that make clear to
>>     others how to re-use the data
>>   When in doubt, also consider the "on the ground rule": map the world
>>   as it can be observed by someone physically there.”
>>  — How We Map <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/How_We_Map>
>> Unless CSDs are physically observable, they are too abstract for OSM.
>>  Stewart
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