[Talk-GB] 'historic' county boundaries added to the database

Andrew Hain andrewhainosm at hotmail.co.uk
Fri Aug 10 12:26:41 UTC 2018

Postal counties (mainly a outer London and Manchester thing in this context) are essentially defunct.

From: Martin Wynne <martin at templot.com>
Sent: 10 August 2018 13:00:40
To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] 'historic' county boundaries added to the database

> The "historic" boundaries, though, whatever particular snapshot of them
> you choose as the most important one, don't have any relevance to
> everyday life.

Are not some of them still relevant to post-code areas and postal counties?

Lots of useful stuff appears on OSM for which there is nothing physical
on the ground. Bus stops in rural areas are frequently timetabled as
"Rose & Crown" or the name of a side road. There is nothing on the ground.

In this area I was taken to task for adjusting an unexplained boundary,
which turned out to be the local "PlusBus" area boundary for inclusive
fares from the nearest railway station:



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