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

Peter Budny peterb at gatech.edu
Wed Oct 20 21:25:26 BST 2010

Anthony <osm at inbox.org> writes:

> 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
>> admin_level=7 it is.
> Only in those 11 states, right?
> I'm surprised admin level isn't already handled defined on a state by
> state level.

No objection from me.  It'll make things a little more complicated, but
it's the best way to match the tags to what they actually represent.
Peter Budny  \
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