[Talk-us] Duplicate GNIS points

Anthony J. Bentley anthonyjbentley at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 22:36:57 BST 2012

What's the proper thing to do when there are multiple GNIS ids for the
same node?

For instance:

There are two identical nodes with identical coordinates:
Saint Stephens United Methodist Church, gnis:feature_id=939399
Saint Stephen's United Methodist Church, gnis:feature_id=914456

Obviously these are meant to be the same point. What's the proper way to
merge these together, since a node can't have two gnis:feature_id tags?
Is it okay to just delete one?

Another example has three entries:
University Art Museum (gnis:feature_id=929517)
Jonson Gallery of the University Art Museum (gnis:feature_id=929518)
Jonson Gallery (gnis:feature_id=933296)

Anthony J. Bentley

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