[Talk-us] Satus CDP

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Tue Feb 27 05:43:59 UTC 2018


Satus has a population of 750 people scattered across 70 square miles
of farmland.  The largest population center I've been able to find from
aerial imagery has ten buildings, three of which look rather abandoned
in Google Street View.

Looking through Google Books results, it definitely *was* a community:
I'm seeing references from the 1910s to the 1940s.  After 1945, though,
the search results are either for the CDP or are Satus mailing
addresses.

As far as I can tell, it's not an unincorporated community in the way
that someplace like Anatone[1] is, or a recognized region such as
Mead[2].  The Satus CDP appears to simply be a bookkeeping region
for the census that was given an old name.  I'd have no trouble calling
it a "place=locality", but calling it any sort of "significant
community" seems like an exaggeration.

[1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatone,_Washington
[2]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mead,_Washington

-- 
Mark

On Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:27:45 -0600
Chris VandeVenter <dcmacnut at bismanapps.com> wrote:

> I would leave it in place.  Census designated place is a place that
> is not incorporated as a city  under state law but is still a
> significant community. It’s been a large debate on Wikipedia about
> their, but general consensus is they are significant enough to
> include. The CDP boundary follows what the community would have if it
> were an incorporated city. For example, U.S. Air Force bases are
> generally treated as census designated places. 
> 
> Chris VandeVenter
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Feb 26, 2018, at 6:59 PM, Clifford Snow
> > <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:
> > 
> > In the middle of the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation sits Satus
> > [1] that as far as I know only exists in some Census bureaucrat
> > world. Asking around here I haven't found anyone familiar with the
> > area. Wikipedia [2] doesn't help much either.
> > 
> > I'd like to remove it from OSM. What reasonable checks do I need to
> > do before deleting it. Or do they belong in OSM and I should leave
> > it alone. 
> > 
> > I should add that the reason I want to delete it is because
> > currently shares a boundary with the Yakama Nation. The boundary
> > needs updating.
> > 
> > 
> > [1]
> > https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/237292#map=11/46.2322/-120.1180
> > [2]
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Satus,%20Washington?uselang=en-US
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Clifford
> > 
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