[Talk-us] border screwup by ToeBee needs reverting

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 12:49:11 GMT 2011

On 3/25/2011 8:37 AM, Ian Dees wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 7:04 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com
> <mailto:neroute2 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 3/25/2011 7:49 AM, Ian Dees wrote:
>         I would say that a better use of our time would be in creating
>         boundary
>         relations to fix the duplicated county/state boundaries.
>     I would say it's more important to have the border in the right
>     place (at least such that all roads in one state are on the correct
>     side).
> I would disagree. No one is going to use OpenStreetMap to solve border
> disputes in the US. There are higher quality datasets that come from the
> people that make the rules. On the other hand, removing overlapping
> boundary ways will clean up the existing OSM data, make it easier to
> edit and easier to consume.

I'm not sure what to make of this response. Why would you say we have 
borders in OSM? Would that reason be better suited by having the borders 
be in the correct place but duplicated or by having them in the wrong 
place but consolidated?

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