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

Lord-Castillo, Brett BLord-Castillo at stlouisco.com
Fri Nov 12 14:40:52 GMT 2010

The St Louis County Planning Department, St Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency, St Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce and Growth Association, and US Post Office all have different definitions of the boundaries of "St Louis" even though it has one of the oldest most clearly defined geographic boundaries in the United States. Among the 91 cities in our county, there have been 54 boundary disputes resolved within the past 3 years, and 489 such disputes in the last 50 years (the use of GIS is leading to the discovery of more boundary discrepancies).
Just because there is disagreement over a boundary does not mean that those boundaries do not exist and are not well defined.

Brett Lord-Castillo
Information Systems Designer/GIS Programmer
St. Louis County Police
Office of Emergency Management
14847 Ladue Bluffs Crossing Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Office: 314-628-5400
Fax: 314-628-5508
Direct: 314-628-5407

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Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:00:40 -0500
From: Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>
To: Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com>
Cc: Talk Openstreetmap <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Proposal: delete census-designated place
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"The definitions used by the Silver Spring Urban Planning District,
the United States Postal Service, the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of
Commerce, etc., are all different, each defining it for its own
Which one do you "know"?

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