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

Serge Wroclawski emacsen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 11:53:25 GMT 2010


On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 6:42 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 6:28 AM, Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> In other words, CDPs have no real-world significance, and are intended
>>> only for statistical purposes.
>>
>> That's just not the case.
>>
>> Look at my town of  Silver Spring, Maryland
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Spring,_Maryland), and where I
>> work, Bethesda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethesda,_Maryland).
>
> Um... the place has real world significance. The specific boundaries
> chosen by the Census Bureau don't.

Except they do. I know where Silver Spring is and I know where
Bethesda is. I even know where "North Bethesda" is.

The point is, leave the CDPs alone.

You've already been shown that there are a number of people who would
be negatively impacted by your proposed change, now please drop it.

- Serge



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