Re: [osm-nyc] Boroughs

From: Serge
Sent on: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:11 PM
On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 11:09:25AM -0400, eric wrote:
> Hi Serge,
> 
> I was about to reply on the other list, but this makes more sense here.

Yeah, it became obvious pretty quickly that these hamlets represent a 
variety of different things, so no single method will address them all. 
I think we'll need to handle hamlets one at a time.

> I'm looking at place=hamlet nodes in my area, and around half of them are
> pretty legitimate neighborhood nodes.

I think in those cases we should reclassify them, then, despite my 
feelings about neighborhoods in OSM.

> A few are housing projects, and a fewI just don't understand.

What do you think about housing projects? Are they a neighborhood? Also, 
in those cases, maybe the right thing to do is make them a building, or 
an area (boundry), or maybe a relation.

I think you're right that we can clean up the hamlets and neighborhood 
issues. I still don't think neighborhoods belong in OSM, but I'd rather 
see incremental improvement over nothing.

> For both, it might make sense for us all to get together to talk about
> 
> 1. How to find these objects.
> 2. How we really want to represent these objects.
> (and maybe) 3. Dividing the city into chunks that we would do this specific
> cleanup on.

Agreed.

- Serge

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