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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Wed Oct 20 23:53:49 BST 2010


On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 6:50 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

New York City is coextensive with 5 counties, and is subordinate to
none of them.  I don't know if it's unique in that sense.  But I don't
think it matters whether or not it is.



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