[Talk-us] North Carolina Outer Banks

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Mon Apr 6 07:05:36 UTC 2015


On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 6:37 AM, Eric Christensen <eric at christensenplace.us>
wrote:

> I suspect the requester is looking specifically for something called "Outer
> Banks" on the map.  As someone who grew up down in that area I can tell you
> that there is no such place.  The Outer Banks, or OBX, is largely a
> marketing
> term and refers to much of the peninsula, Hatteras Island, and Ocracoke
> Island
> but isn't a town or county.
>

So... how would one tag a marketing name for a region?  There are lots.
I'm headed up
to a place called "Summit Valley"... but go ahead and try to find it on a
map.

A marketing name is verifiable and useful in way-finding, but not findable
on the ground.
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