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rlevering



Joined: 20/07/2009 20:00:19
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Brooklyn (5110302) is not a county (adm2) in New York, USA. Kings County is it's real name and it just happens to be coextensive with the Borough of Brooklyn. Brooklyn should be an alternate name and Kings County the real one, as Manhattan is with New York County, for example.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_County,_New_York.
marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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thanks you are right there is some chaos. The county has another entry:
http://www.geonames.org/6941775/kings-county.html

I have changed Brooklyn to populated place, though I am not yet sure how to model the dependencies between New York City and its children. It is not consistent at the moment.

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Marc

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stewart



Joined: 22/05/2012 11:27:45
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Thought I might give this one a bit of a bump since NY is probably one of the major cities of the world. Currently Bronx(138510 is PPLA2, Brooklyn(2300664) PPLX, Queens(2230722) ADM2 and Manhattan(8175133, 1487536 and 1585873) is covering all bases with PPL,PPLX and ADM2.

I don't know enough about NY to know what should be what, but these four should surely be the same. PPLX seems logical, but that is said without an understanding of the politics of NY, but can they please be set to the same as each other?
marc



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Hi Stewart

The city of NY consist of 5 boroughs which have the same borders as the counties. Consequently we have 5 counties (ADM2) and 5 boroughs. The boroughs up to now had featurecodes ranging from pplx to ppla2. To express the notion that they are strongly related to the corresponding ADM2 and have some govermental function for the ADM2 the PPLA2 seems the most appropriate featurecode. I have just changed the ones with pplx and ppl to ppla2.

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Marc

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tbgroupit



Joined: 02/10/2018 15:57:32
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why in these items
http://www.geonames.org/5265838/oshkosh.html
http://www.geonames.org/4889229/crystal-lake.html
there's alternative name "Brooklyn"
i can't remove those records
marc



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I have marked them as 'historic' they are official alternate names from the US geological Survey.

https://visitoshkosh.com/about/oshkosh-a-brief-history/
https://oshkoshheritage.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/a-tale-of-two-towns-athens-brooklyn/

http://genealogytrails.com/ill/mchenry/crystlk.htm

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Marc

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