[OSM-talk] Administrative boundaries export

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Thu Oct 3 12:16:02 UTC 2013

From: Martin Koppenhoefer [mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 3:20 AM
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Administrative boundaries export

> you don't need them, and you will put unneccessary heavy load on the db 
> creating a relation with all coastlines and the land side borders in it 
> (as the coastlines are much more detailed than the baseline). 

Expanding on this, there are some large boundary relations which have 
all the coastline for an admin_level region and have over 10 000 
members. These are frankly harmful and impossible to work with. 

When I redid the Alaska boundaries, I put them at 3 miles out I believe. 

Frankly, I find the idea of using the coastline as an admin boundary 
rather silly. This would mean that if you step out 1 foot into the 
water, you've left the state or country.

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