[OSM-talk-ie] Did you add Electoral Divisions or DEDs to OSM?

Patrick Matthews mullinalaghta at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 14:31:34 UTC 2020


...other than for the division of EDs into rural and urban parts after 1898
and the set-up of urban and rural districts.

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 2:30 PM Patrick Matthews <mullinalaghta at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I know that for both Longford and Cavan where I mapped EDs the ED
> boundaries have not changed since they were first set up in the 1840s.
>
> On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 1:25 PM Donal Hunt <donal.hunt at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I suspect Brian is trying to ascertain what sources were used for mapping
>> each ED. We may have to look at the history of the relations / boundaries
>> to identify the mappers / changesets.
>>
>> Going forward it would be wise to include the source on the actual
>> boundary
>> so it can be verified / it's clear where it was sourced from.
>>
>> Donal
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 5 Nov 2020 at 12:13, Patrick Matthews <mullinalaghta at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Brian,
>> >
>> > As far as I know there were only a few changes in DED boundaries between
>> > 1901 and 1911, most of them consisting of a new DED being split off
>> from an
>> > existing one (Derry from Roscarbery in Cork, Glenanne in Armagh). The
>> 1911
>> > census reports are available at
>> > https://archive.org/search.php?query=1911%20census%20ireland
>> >
>> > Paddy.
>> >
>> > On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 9:56 AM Brian Hollinshead <brian at hollinshead.net
>> >
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > > If you did, can you please remember what date applied and what sources
>> > were
>> > > used?
>> > >
>> > > It was recently remarked that some of the Dublin ones were only dated
>> > 1901.
>> > > As I added quite a few of them using the 1901 census index because I
>> knew
>> > > no better, I am curious as to what was used across the country.
>> > >
>> > > If I had access to those countrywide ED sources I would like compare
>> some
>> > > with my 1901 boundaries to see how closely, if at all, they match.
>> With
>> > > hindsight, nationwide conformity would be good. If changes or
>> > replacements
>> > > are needed it would be nicer to do it during the remaining two weeks
>> > rather
>> > > than after liberation.
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