[Talk-us] Apartment buildings as place=hamlet

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Sun Jan 8 01:03:20 GMT 2012


Apartment buildings imported from GNIS appear as 'place=hamlet' in
Salt Lake City (and quite possibly elsewhere). I think this is too
much honor for 99% of apartment buildings. My guess is there was no
way to distinguish these from other 'populated places' in the GNIS
import - correct?

My question is what to do with these? I don't want to delete them -
they are valid geographical names. I am converting them into building
outlines with name= wherever I can, but leaving the GNIS points in
place for now. Any other suggestions?

martijn van exel
geospatial omnivore
1109 1st ave #2
salt lake city, ut 84103

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