[Talk-us] US-Mexico border precision

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Dec 17 03:39:16 GMT 2010

On 12/16/2010 08:59 AM, Alan Mintz wrote:
> At 2010-12-14 17:52, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>> ... One likely error is at
>> http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=25.93454,-97.56975&z=15&t=T where TIGER
>> follows the existing import rather than the Rio Grande (Google seems
>> to have used the same import and has the same probable error), so I'll
>> add a FIXME tag to that section.
> Do recall that bad Google border data (as supplied by the US State
> Department, IIRC), was responsible for brief hostilities in Central
> America recently.
> If someone has edited our international (or state, for that matter)
> borders, I'd want to ask them about their source. Country and state
> borders are pretty carefully defined by law and treaties, and it's
> unlikely that an individual user is more correct than a current
> government-sourced dataset.

You'd think, but then you have Needles, Arizona, which California keeps
trying to claim.

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