[Talk-us] TIGER 2013 Places shapefile for PA?

stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Tue Oct 8 05:53:19 UTC 2013

Toby, thank you very much for that clarification.  I see the ito 
admin map does not respect relations at the city level but couldn't 
really prove it and/or got befuddled at the county level.  Seeing the 
itoworld rendering at the California/Arizona/Mexico border really 
stymied me until I understood this.

Now, is there a method (as neat and easy as using itoworld) that 
renders both ways and relations?  I mean for admin_levels, 
especially, as they are a handy visual for breaking up this large-ish 
"talk-us" of ours into between 3000 and 4000 counties, and along with 
50 states, those are decent chunks to consider when slicing up these 
great states and nation of ours.  We've got lots of mapping to 
wrangle here!

Tod, please consider this by a roundabout way of answering your 
private missive.

Trying to carve elephants into pieces which approach bite-sized (a 
terrible metaphor, really, but there it is),


>That ITO map seems to be only looking at ways. If you include 
>relations in the analysis things should actually be pretty good. 
>There should be a (mostly) correct boundary relation for every 
>county in the US. At one point I was the last user to have touched 
>about 40% of them... There may very well be some cleanup with 
>state/city borders that overlap. I thought I got most of the state 
>ones although I may have missed some out east.

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