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

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Tue Oct 8 06:53:33 UTC 2013

> From: stevea [mailto:steveaOSM at softworkers.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 07, 2013 10:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] TIGER 2013 Places shapefile for PA?
> 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!

TFFFFFFFFFF shows admin_level=6 boundary relations. It might take a second
to load. Coverage of polygons is actually very good.

I'd say the biggest problem is ways that almost overlap and should be
shared, but don't.

As random examples see http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/36.2061/-95.7886
or http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/32.2600/-80.9969

The Canada/US border in Vancouver used to be a particularly horrific
example. The countries shared a way, but there were separate ways for the
cities of Surrey and Blaine as well as the GVRD, Whatcom County, British
Columbia and Washington State meaning if you drew a line going north/south
you'd cross 7 ways, all slightly different.

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