[Talk-us] [Tagging] how to tag US townships?

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 20:56:10 BST 2010


On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Peter Budny <peterb at gatech.edu> wrote:
> Anthony <osm at inbox.org> writes:
>
>> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 1:21 PM, Jim McAndrew <jim at loc8.us> wrote:
>>> There are townships in other states that are managed differently, but in PA
>>> and NJ, they are just county subdivisions, and are not points to put on a
>>> map.
>>
>> I think you're right here, though I probably would indicate the
>> township boundaries on most maps in a similar (though somewhat less
>> prominent) manner to county boundaries - at least at certain zoom
>> levels.
>
> It sounds like you may have just found a use for the missing
> admin_level=7 in the US.

No, at least in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, townships are the same
level of government as cities and towns. In a more urban county you
can see this more clearly:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Essex_County,_New_Jersey_Municipalities.png
Some are silly reorganizations to take advantage of funding rules
("City of Orange Township") but some are simply the urban remnants of
once-larger townships.

I've used admin_level=7 for Disney's Reedy Creek Improvement District,
which encompasses two cities and some other land.



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