[Talk-us] California is too big ;)

Rihards richlv at nakts.net
Tue Nov 6 13:08:58 UTC 2018

On 06.11.18 14:51, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> On 06.11.2018 11:53, Vivek Bansal wrote:
>> 2.  I would certainly love smaller more regularly updated extracts!  I'm
>> not sure how much my team would pay for it though.
> The downloads are free of charge. Maybe I should check with the
> Interline folks, I don't want to step on their toes with anything.
>> 3.  I think the most common analysis patterns rely on regions greater
>> than each county, but smaller than just NorCal and SoCal.  The 6
>> californias here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Californias 
>> is pretty close to what I would suggest (except i'd have the Bay Area 9
>> county region to be one group, perhaps the 7th California?).  I don't
>> know of any spatial files with this breakdown.
> Creating the split bounds is probably the least difficult part of the
> puzzle. Reason I'm asking the locals is that I want to create a split
> that is as useful as possible so thank you for the pointer - is the "six
> Californias" idea well-known enough that someone in, say, Napa County
> would immediately know to look for themselves in "North California" and
> not in "Jefferson" or "Central California"?

It might be worth being careful with this - political boundaries are
sensitive, think partitioning any country in historically sensitive or
contested areas.
If the split is a divisive topic (haha), perhaps its better to avoid it.

> While I don't *like* overlapping areas, it would be *possible* to have
> them if it matches what people expect to find. I could do
> SoCal+NorCal+Bay Area, or the 6 Californias plus Bay Area, or whatever.
> Bye
> Frederik

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