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

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 21:23:46 BST 2010

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 4:10 PM, Alex Mauer <hawke at hawkesnest.net> wrote:
> On 10/20/2010 03:01 PM, Alex Mauer wrote:
>> Townships are at the same level as cities/towns/villages/other
>> municipalities[1], [2]. I’m sure someone correct me if I’m wrong, but my
>> understanding is you won’t find a chunk of land that is both
>> “city|village|etc.” and “township” simultaneously; cities et al. can
>> annex portions of townships easily, but they then are no longer part of
>> that township.
> Scratch that.  Eleven states allow overlap[1]:
> Indiana, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
> Nebraska, New York, Ohio, and Vermont

(note that these are not all called townships:
> admin_level=7 it is.

Only in those states, of course. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey (and
apparently the Dakotas?) it should remain admin_level=8.

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