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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Wed Oct 20 23:55:32 BST 2010


On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 6:53 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> 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.

I also don't care all that much about mapping New York.  If you
disagree with me, I'm not going to argue about it.  I am willing to
provide my reasoning if you'd like.



More information about the Talk-us mailing list