[Talk-us] Fwd: Question about incorrect data for an administrative area

Steven Johnson sejohnson8 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 19:03:05 UTC 2013

When tagging boundaries, I think you'll find it worthwhile to look at the
US Census Bureau's 2012 Census of Governments[0], which lists all
incorporated governmental units by state. It's is a comprehensive listing
by state, of all governmental units. It's indispensable for understanding
the relationship between various units of government and how they are
established, and should be a big help in assigning the correct admin_level
for a particular set of boundaries.


[0] http://www2.census.gov/govs/cog/2012isd.pdf

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There are two types of people in the world. Those that can extrapolate from
incomplete data.

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 8:16 PM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>wrote:

>  On 10/15/13 8:01 PM, Chris Lawrence wrote:
>  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Vegas>
>  Defining an alt_name or loc_name of "Las Vegas" on each of the
> surrounding CDP boundaries/relations may help Nominatim geocode these cases
> better.  But the CDPs are not part of the city (aside from any areas that
> may have been annexed, which should be reflected in the new TIGER 2013
> boundaries) and should not be conflated with the city boundary.
> right. whatever gets done with boundaries should be done on something
> that at least tries to reflect facts, and not based on notions. that's why
> i suggested going to TIGER 2013 as, while it may not perfectly reflect
> the exact legal boundaries, it should be pretty close, as the Census
> Bureau does actually care about getting the headcounts right.
> richard
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