[Talk-us] Fwd: Western state vacation - counties and street names

Elliott Plack elliott.plack at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 14:48:34 UTC 2014

Midwestern area mappers take note: My friend Mike (OSM: mdroads), owner of
mdroads.com, is out west and has been dropping lots of notes out there.

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From: Mike
Date: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Subject: Western state vacation - counties and street names
To: Elliott Plack


I have a whole string of OSM notes posted across South Dakota, Wyoming,
Kansas and Nebraska, for street name variances with Tiger and also
confirmation of county/secondary numbering.

Every county has its own way of signing things and handling their
street grid system, changed since the last Tiger for E911 purposes. At each
county line, going the NS street will have two names, one for each county's
grid usually the 1st in the county to the east and also the 31st to the
west.  Most counties are fixed grid size under the PLSS.  Most EW roads are
lettered; the main highway was often P Road since that was the 16th in the
middle of the county.  Other counties reverse this whole number/letter
business.  Other counties
 use all letters or numbers, and differ by road type for direction.

 I can't reliably do GPS tracks, nor paper notes, so I'm tracing in JOSM
from imagery.  Should be back in town for next week.


Elliott Plack
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