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US County boundary relations

Posted by revent on 14 February 2014 in English (English)

Just a quick note, re my previous one about the 'project' to fix the duplicate search results for US counties by linking the boundary relations.

I'm keeping a 'informal' worklist here... http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Revent/Counties because I'm OCD and want to know they are all done.

Currently we have over 1100 counties done (out of about 3400), so approximately 1/3. More volunteers to do your local state welcome! :P Letting me know that an area has been done would also be nice, so I can mark it off the list.

ToeBee has a nice blog post about an efficient 'workflow' for fixing a state with JOSM here... http://ksmapper.blogspot.com/

Comment from Circeus on 14 February 2014 at 16:37

There's something weird going on with California, though. Why is LA county bordered at the maritime state boundary, but (AFAICT) not Orange county?

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Comment from revent on 14 February 2014 at 18:04

Because it's broken? :P

Many of the US county boundaries that border the ocean were imported with the coastline as the boundary instead of the 'real' boundary.... in Texas (where I'm from) there are quite a fe cases of islands that are shown as 'discontiguous sections' of the county, even though the real boundary covers the water also...

Yea another thing to eventually fix. :/

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Comment from nfgusedautoparts on 16 February 2014 at 01:35

there is an ongoing project to improve borders in NY state. consider your fixes to have been added to our todo list.

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