[Talk-us] City boundaries on the Canada/US border

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Fri Mar 30 20:59:49 BST 2012

> From: Nathan Edgars II [mailto:neroute2 at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 10:02 AM
> To: talk-us at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] City boundaries on the Canada/US border
> On 3/30/2012 12:55 PM, Paul Norman wrote:
> >> From: Jeffrey Ollie [mailto:jeff at ocjtech.us] Could this be mitigated
> >> somewhat by the use of super relations? IE on relation each for the
> >> US-Canada, US-Mexico, US-Pacific, US-Atlantic borders tied together
> >> with one super relation?
> >
> > Do any of the tools support these?
> I don't know, but don't map for the tools :)
> It would be nice if Mapnik crosshatched the inside of the boundary
> (mainly for places where not everything is incorporated). Can you tell
> me at a glance what here is inside or outside Orlando city limits?
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=28.5138&lon=-81.35903&zoom=17&layers=M
> :)

Yikes, that's complicated. I'm not sure that hatching will help much with a
situation like that in general - what if the boundary between two cities is
like that? Both would be inside a boundary and have the same shading.

Nominatim will show you what is inside, e.g.

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