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

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 23:50:04 BST 2010


On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 6:39 PM, Alex Mauer <hawke at hawkesnest.net> wrote:
> On 10/20/2010 05:37 PM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>>
>> Why can't something with admin_level=x cross a border with admin_level
>> less than x? There are a lot of cities that are in more than one
>> county.
>
> Agreed, though I think New York City is a special case since it actually
> encompasses several counties rather than simply being a part of several
> counties.

I wouldn't exactly call it a special case - many cities are
coextensive with counties, and (I believe) New York City and New York
County were the same until 1874. Then NYC began expanding by taking
over unincorporated and incorporated areas, and its boundaries now
happen to lie along county lines.



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