[Talk-us] musings on TIGER tags

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 15:21:53 GMT 2010


On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, a tiger:name_type=Aly XAPI query is slightly more convenient than
> downloading all the streets and searching for name:aly. Of course
> there may be the occasional street named Foo Alley that's not actually
> an alley, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

Example where TIGER screwed up:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/11062617/history
"NE Hwy 27 Aly" is actually US 27 Alternate.

And an actual real-world example: Alligator Alley is a four-lane
freeway across the Everglades.



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