[Talk-us] Proposal: delete census-designated place polygons

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 10:17:50 GMT 2010


On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 4:01 AM, Daniel Sabo <danielsabo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Resending to the list.
>
> On Nov 12, 2010, at 12:37 AM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 3:14 AM, Daniel Sabo <danielsabo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> If it's not in GNIS, for example, that means it's not on USGS or other
>>>> government maps, which narrows down the field considerably. Then I can
>>>> see if the name is used by the local newspaper, for instance. An
>>>> example is "Zephyrhills South" - it's just the census name for the
>>>> unincorporated area south of Zephyrhills.
>>> How would you denote the unincorporated region around Zephyrhills?
>>
>> As a region not inside the Zephyrhills polygon...
>> Most likely it has a postal address of Zephyrhills, and is subdivided
>> into individual developments with their own names. The Census Bureau
>> made up "Zephyrhills South" so they could compile statistics for the
>> area.
>
> To me the unincorporated region around a town that people consider part of the towns community is useful data, and I'd prefer it didn't get deleted without being replaced by something more accurate than the CDP.

But that's not what the "Zephyrhills South" CDP is.



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