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

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 22:07:02 BST 2010

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 3:23 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.census.gov/govs/go/township_terms.html)
> >
> > 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.
> FYI, it's the same with Minnesota: cities and townships are legally
different forms of municipalities (one incorporated, one unincorporated).
 Minnesota also has unorganized areas, which are legally under the
jurisdiction of the county, but which may have clusters of population that
would warrant a place in OSM (call them what you will--village, hamlet
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