[Talk-us] admin level for US states

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Mon Nov 24 16:50:22 UTC 2014

On 11/24/14 9:44 AM, Richard Weait wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I wonder why US States are tagged as admin_level=4, wouldn't it be more
>> consistent with the rest of the map to have them tagged as level 3?
> Based on which uses of admin_level=3?   A quick scan of the wiki shows
> admin_level=4 as states or provinces for several countries.
> I guess the biggest reason they are admin_level=4 now is, "that seemed
> like the way to go in 2009"[1], but that wouldn't prevent a change for
> a compelling reason.
i guess i'd like to hear if anyone has a compelling reason. it wouldn't
be that hard to change (there aren't that many states), but what do
we gain from the change?


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