[OSM-talk] Administrative boundaries export
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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