[Talk-us] [Tagging] how to tag US townships?
hawke at hawkesnest.net
Fri Oct 22 16:50:05 BST 2010
On 10/21/2010 07:12 PM, Anthony wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:24 PM, Alex Mauer<hawke at hawkesnest.net> wrote:
>> On 10/21/2010 08:06 AM, Anthony wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 8:32 AM, Greg Troxel<gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:
>>>> So if we have whole-multiple-counties=5 (eg
>>>> NYC) county=6 township=7 city/town=8 then it would make sense
>>> What would be an example of a township that would be at admin_level=7?
I don’t have a specific, named example, but see pages 8-32–8-35 of
>> It’s not about whether they do that much; it’s about whether they’re
>> administered by a government. School boards are a part of the government
>> yes, but they’re don’t govern the districts that they cover.
> Absolutely they do.
In some (most) cases, you’re right, although it does vary from state to
state. They are special-purpose governments though.
>> The point of admin_level is *not* primarily to record which governments are
>> above another. It’s to indicate which governments across different
>> countries and states are (approximately) equivalent.
> Then we shouldn't use numbers, or if we're going to use numbers we
> should assign those numbers in random order.
Huh? Why? What do you propose instead? Please don’t say “use the name
of the entity”, because we already have a key that does that
(border_type) and it would make it a nightmare to make a consistent
—Alex Mauer “hawke”
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