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Alley next to 9th St. Park

Posted by marcgoodster on 14 April 2010 in English (English)

http://webapp.solanocounty.com/SCIPSApps/asr/maps/0086/008610.tif

Alley next to 9th St. Park is labeled as West 10th St. Probably because that's how Google Maps has labeled it. See link above to view official county survey map.

Comment from JimmyRocks on 14 April 2010 at 03:15

It's not so clear cut as that though, I have found it referenced as West 10th St on a few other maps:
http://gis.solanocounty.com/solanomaps/ <- from the county map data
http://tnm2beta.cr.usgs.gov/viewer/ <- USGS National Map view

Although the City Map doesn't have the street at all:
http://www.ci.benicia.ca.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={6AB7C04C-3AE2-4902-81A9-3A94CC0D2BE3}

I would assume the information comes from the TIGER database and wasn't copied to OSM from Google Maps.

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Comment from marcgoodster on 14 April 2010 at 14:18

Jimmy,

Thanks for your comments. I didn't realize the diary was "open" as well. I'm new to the community and appreciate all the help I can get.

You're right, on paper it really isn't all that clear. Also, thanks for pointing out the other mapping resouces available. I wasn't aware of them. The City of Benicia zoning map is very helpful.

I've lived in the neighborhood since 1993 and my wife and I go to 9th St. Park all the time. Both my wife and I and the friends we have in the neighborhood consider that stretch of pavement to be a service road or alley. Also, if someone who lives on that side of the block has a garage sale, it's usually advertised as being in the alley behind West K St.

Another thing that's unusual about the Benicia Zoning map is that there appears to be an alley along the coastline between West 10th and West 11th. There is no pavement there. The lots abut right up to the coast line.

The reason I made the diary entry in the first place was as a reminder to myself to edit the map as soon as I figure out how. Now I'm not so sure about making the edit due to the verification rules.

Any other comments would be most welcome.

Marc

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Comment from chillly on 14 April 2010 at 19:19

If you think there is something wrong with the map, especially if you can verify it on the ground, just click that edit tab and make the change. What verification rules are you concerned about?

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Comment from marcgoodster on 15 April 2010 at 21:24

I will as soon as I learn how to use the editor. When I signed up for an account, there was a reference to making verifiable changes. When Jimmy pointed out the other conflicting references, it really muddied the waters for me.

For what it's worth, I pointed out the error on Google Maps and have been informed that they agree with me and will be changing their map.

So, as soon as I figure out how, I'll make the change.

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Comment from Wynndale on 15 April 2010 at 21:49

If you feel out of your depth making a change you can make a note of what the problem is on Openstreetbugs.

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Comment from marcgoodster on 15 April 2010 at 21:57

It took a little trial & error, but I figured it out.

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