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

Alex Mauer hawke at hawkesnest.net
Wed Oct 20 23:34:56 BST 2010

On 10/20/2010 05:13 PM, Anthony wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Anthony<osm at inbox.org>  wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Anthony<osm at inbox.org>  wrote:
>>> Oh, I'm only planning on doing PA, NJ, and FL.  Also maybe NY, as it's
>>> the other one of the four states I've lived in.
>> Okay, well, I started New York, and concluded that it doesn't fit into
>> the design of admin_levels.
> Hmm, maybe this would work:
> 2=national border
> 4=state border
> 5=New York City border
> 6=county/borough border
> 8=city/town border (other than NYC and Sherrill)
> villages - don't use admin_level

I’d put town at 7, city and village at 8, based on 

Specifically, "Villages are a third layer of government, which are 
usually overlaid inside a town, and co-administer with the town, county, 
and state." and "To be incorporated, the area of the proposed village 
must have at least 500 inhabitants and not be part of an existing city 
or village."

> City of Sherrill - is treated like a village of the town of Vernon
> City of Geneva - is located within both the counties of Ontario and Seneca,
> although the section in Seneca county has no population and is all water.

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