[Talk-us] holes in Columbus OH?
phil_g at pobox.com
Tue Jun 12 12:52:15 BST 2012
* Peter Dobratz <peter at dobratz.us> [2012-06-12 00:45 -0400]:
> There seem to be a lot of holes in the multipolygon relation, and it
> seems strange to me that there are so many places within the city that
> are not part of the city. Is anyone more familiar with this area that
> give an explanation for this?
It's not uncommon for cities to have unusual shapes, including holes like
that, as they can have annexed land around but not within a given area.
In the specific case of Columbus, the holes look legitimate. I looked up
Columbus on Wikipedia and found this map of the city:
The white part is the city proper and the colored parts are independent
suburbs, which seems to match (to a first approximation) the OSM data.
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