[Talk-us] Pittsburgh neighborhood boundaries mapped with admin level 9?

Jerry Clough - OSM sk53_osm at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Aug 25 09:52:04 UTC 2017


Further to this thread, this fascinating article came up in my twitter timeline: The Legacies of Redlining in Pittsburgh
  
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      From: Peter Dobratz <peter at dobratz.us>
 To: Albert Pundt <roadsguy99 at gmail.com> 
Cc: "talk-us at openstreetmap.org" <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
 Sent: Thursday, 27 July 2017, 18:29
 Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Pittsburgh neighborhood boundaries mapped with admin level 9?
   
(Appologies as I was in the middle of writing my reply when inadvertantly hitting send.  Here's the whole message)
Boundaries below admin_level=8 are still being discussed.  There was some discussion on this list as well as the OSM wiki
https://wiki.openstreetmap. org/wiki/Talk:United_States_ admin_level#Nine_state_ improvement

Having lived in Pittsburgh, I remember that the neighborhood boundaries are well defined and many of the street signs have the neighborhood names printed across the top of them (epecially on more major roads with bigger signs).
If you were to divide up Pittsburgh into smaller administrative units, how would you do it?
Pittsburgh resides within Allegheny County.  Allegheny County is divided into Wards and districts, some of which could be used to divide up Pittsburgh:http://apps.alleghenycounty.us/website/MuniPgh.asp

Pittsburgh city council is made up of 9 people who each represent a council district of the city.  It looks like each council district covers a group of neighborhoods (that might lend itself to making the council districts admin_level=9 and the neighborhoods admin_level=10).  For example, council district 5 contains the neighborhoods, Hazelwood, Glen Hazel, Greenfield, Hays, Lincoln Place, New Homestead, and Regeant Squarehttp://pittsburghpa.gov/district5/about

Pittsburgh is also divided up into 32 wards, each being divided further into a variable number of districts each.  These wards and districts are separate from the Allegheny County wards and districts.  I'm not sure how the cities wards relate to the neighborhood boundaries.
Peter


On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Peter Dobratz <peter at dobratz.us> wrote:

Boundaries below admin_level=8 are still being discussed.  There was some discussion on this list as well as the OSM wiki
https://wiki.openstreetmap. org/wiki/Talk:United_States_ admin_level#Nine_state_ improvement

Having lived in Pittsburgh, I remember that the neighborhood boundaries are well defined and many of the street signs have the neighborhood names printed across the top of them (epecially on more major roads with bigger signs).
If you were to divide up Pittsburgh into smaller administrative units, how would you do it?
Pittsburgh reside within the Allegheny County


On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 7:36 PM, Albert Pundt <roadsguy99 at gmail.com> wrote:

I noticed that the neighborhoods in Pittsburgh are mapped as administrative boundaries with admin_level=9. Is this proper? The wiki page for U.S. admin levels doesn't list any use for admin level 9 in Pennsylvania, though this seems appropriate if Pittsburgh neighborhoods are true administrative divisions. It just needs to be documented, or perhaps used elsewhere in the state, like with the fairly distinct neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
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