[Talk-GB] Admin Boundaries in Northern Ireland

Brian Prangle bprangle at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 19:41:04 UTC 2016


AL10 boundaries came from the OSM Ireland Project on Townlands  rgds Brian

On 26 January 2016 at 17:38, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> What is missing, is AL8 - used for "Districts" in the UK. Counties used to
> exist in NI but they are now defunct as administrative entities. The
> boundaries seem to be (still) there in OSM, but with boundary=historic
> admin_level=6. I am not sure where the existing AL10 data came from, and
> what these boundaries are used for in practise.
>
> The problem may be connected with a lack of open data for government
> information in NI. They (including OSNI, Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland)
> seem to be lagging behind the rest of the UK on that front.
>
> Interestingly, the UK AL4 boundaries (for the nations of the UK: England,
> Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) demarcate the territorial waters, and
> not the limits of normal administrative jurisdiction.
>
>
> //colin
>
> On 2016-01-26 18:19, Walter Nordmann wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> any reason why there are only admin boundaries with admin_level=10 in
> Northern Ireland?
>
> No counties (AL6), no cities (AL8), no Suburbs(AL9) - nothing
>
> regards
> walter/germany
>
>
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