[Talk-us] TIGER place confusion

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Thu Sep 27 14:25:26 UTC 2018

Can you give an example or better yet a overpass query that we can use to
view some in our back yard?


On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 4:48 AM Max Erickson <maxerickson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Many of the administrative boundaries imported from TIGER have a
> place= tag that reflects the legal type of incorporation of the
> municipality rather than a sensible value for the OSM place tag (which
> would give some hint about the relative prominence of the place).
> This confusion has gone under the radar, as openstreetmap-carto
> doesn't render place labels from ways and relations:
> https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/pull/2816
> Deleting the imported place= values (or perhaps moving them to some
> other tag, say something like incorporation=) would directly make the
> data more accurate and improve maps that render place areas without
> accounting for the confusion in the data.
> What do people think about deleting (or adjusting) the place tag from
> imported US administrative boundaries?
> Max
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