[Talk-us] Merging a GNIS node with a TIGER way - for a town

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Wed Jan 29 19:49:32 UTC 2014

Note that if you delete the node, the city name will no longer be rendered
on osm.org or Mapquest Open. Not sure about other renderings but I'm
guessing a lot of them do the same thing. Another way of fixing the
nominatim problem is to create a boundary relation for the city. Move the
tags from the way to the relation and then add the node to the relation
with a role of "label" as this will cause nominatim to merge the two into a
single entity while still rendering the name on the map.


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 1:37 PM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>wrote:

> On 1/29/14 2:23 PM, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> > I generally copy the tags to the boundary (in JOSM copy the node, then
> > paste tags into the way).
> > The tiger and gnis tags do not overlap.  The GNISID is a particularly
> > useful tag to preserve.
> gnisid may be the only one worth saving, most of the GNIS: tags are really
> worthless.
> > Town vs. City is a matter of opinion.  You can visit the municipal
> website
> > and use whatever term they use more often.
> >
> >
> er, no. depends on the state. in NY, town, city, village, hamlet, and
> borough
> all have very distinct legal meanings and there is no opinion about it. i
> would not presume to judge these terms in CA.
> richard
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