[Talk-us] Merging a GNIS node with a TIGER way - for a town
s.arcus at open-t.co.uk
Wed Jan 29 19:14:01 UTC 2014
If a search is done for "Fortuna, CA" in OSM, two different entities
show up at the top, for the same thing. One is from a TIGER import, one
is from a GNIS import. One is a node the other one is for the boundaries
of the place. I assume a place doesn't need to have both a node and a
way. If I delete the node, do I copy all its tags and place them on the
way? Would that result in a confusing soup of both TIGER specific and
GNIS specific tags? Is that still OK?
On top of it, one of them claims Fortuna, CA is a town, while the other
claims it is a city. I suppose this one can be settled with a research
through some other online and offline resources - so not a biggie. When
I was there it definitely seemed like a town and not a city to me - but
I'm not sure what rules are used for this type of classification in the US.
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