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

Peter Dobratz peter at dobratz.us
Thu Jul 27 17:15:15 UTC 2017

Boundaries below admin_level=8 are still being discussed.  There was some
discussion on this list as well as the OSM wiki


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

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 <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/United_States_admin_level> 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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