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

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Wed Jan 29 21:55:45 UTC 2014

On 1/29/14 4:48 PM, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>
> wrote:
>> terms like town and city generally have specific legal meanings in
>> the US, and those meanings vary from state to state. this is one where
>> in all likelyhood you should leave it to a local mapper, or consult with
>> a knowledgeable CA mapper about the situation there.
> As a California mapper and mapping geek:
> Fortuna calls itself a city at http://friendlyfortuna.com/ , no other level
> of CA government will contradict that.
whereas if the Town of Sand Lake, NY (where i live) decided to call itself
the City of Sand Lake, there would be Consequences.


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