[Talk-us] border screwup by ToeBee needs reverting

Phil! Gold phil_g at pobox.com
Fri Mar 25 12:57:29 GMT 2011

* Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> [2011-03-25 08:04 -0400]:
> 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).

So either fix it or *politely* ask the person who made the change to fix
the alignment.  (Trying to revert a changeset made by a committed,
experienced mapper is *not* polite.)  It looks to me like ToeBee joined
together the state and county borders, which, if Colorado was anything
like Maryland, probably differed from each other by more than the
positioning error we're currently discussing.  To me, that seems like an
improvement, and if he made some alignment errors, that's worth an
informative comment ("Hey, the county boundaries are defined by surveyed
points that only approximated an exact longitude alignment,") not an
imperious demand that it be fixed.

I made almost the same mistake with Maryland's northern boundary.  After
reading more about the boundary, I realized my mistake and realigned it to
USGS data.  I'm glad no one berated me for doing it wrong before I
corrected my own mistake.

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