[Talk-us] Duplicate GNIS points

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 22:40:49 BST 2012

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 4:36 PM, Anthony J. Bentley <
anthonyjbentley at gmail.com> wrote:

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

In general: delete ones that are wrong, copy the gnis:* tags to the polygon
if you're upgrading a node to a polygon.

> For instance:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=35.131959&lon=-106.516827&zoom=18&layers=M
> 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?

Yep. Delete the wrong one.

> Another example has three entries:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=35.081997&lon=-106.61987&zoom=18&layers=M
> University Art Museum (gnis:feature_id=929517)
> Jonson Gallery of the University Art Museum (gnis:feature_id=929518)
> Jonson Gallery (gnis:feature_id=933296)
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