[Talk-us] GNIS POI populations
penorman at mac.com
Wed Jan 14 09:29:15 UTC 2015
On 1/13/2015 5:34 AM, Minh Nguyen wrote:
> It looks like most of the place=city/town/village/hamlet POIs from
> GNIS are tagged with 2000 Census populations in the population tag.
> These population tags allow renderers to label places with font sizes
> corresponding to population, which is a pretty common use case.
I had done a PR which would have added population sorting for place
names, but as a style maintainer I'm interested in what styles use
population for sizes.
> I think we should consider a mechanical edit to update these tags to
> the 2010 Census figures en masse. I've been updating individual places
> as I edit them for other reasons, but this tag is most useful when its
> vintage is consistent across the board.
Although I somewhat like the idea of updating the population tags, I
think we should give higher priority to fixing their tagging. When I did
some cleanup of Washington place=city POIs I found that I ended up
retagging most, deleting many, and only a few were place=city.
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