[Talk-us] GNIS POI populations

Wolfgang Zenker wolfgang at lyxys.ka.sub.org
Wed Jan 28 14:46:07 UTC 2015

* Minh Nguyen <minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us> [150128 09:12]:
> [..]
> It doesn't sound like Paul was proposing to systematically eliminate 
> place=hamlet POIs. It sounds like he was evaluating each one on its merits.

> I do delete GNIS POIs fairly regularly, but not just because they're 
> tagged place=hamlet. It's usually because it's a mobile home park that I 
> can turn into a more accurate landuse=residential. Or it's the name of a 
> railroad junction torn out a century ago that now sits in the middle of 
> wilderness. (There is place=isolated_dwelling in the event that a small 
> cluster of houses is still called by that name.)

I used to delete these now unpopulated railroad junction POIs earlier,
but nowadays I just reclassify them as place=locality because the names
seem to be still in use in many cases.


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