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Many places in the UK, continental Europe and Russia look very much complete and well though-out. (Some, I hate to say, even look overdone, but that's nothing that better rendering stylesheets cannot resolve; more data is almost unquestionably better than less). These places are often linked for reference when questions are answered.

Is there similarly a state or an area in the US that someone considers very well mapped, either due to one's own efforts or just as a matter of fact? I am interested in two levels of goodness:

  1. Good mapping and tagging of admin borders and places from counties (parishes elsewhere) to cities to suburbs.
  2. Good mapping of cities, complete with landuse, neighborhoods, proper classification of roads, access, POIs, etc.?

For one, I think Southern California is a god-awful mess. But I will not set out fixing it until I can visualize what it is supposed to look like. Seeing someone's successful effort elsewhere would help.

Please link as many places that fit or approach your standard of "goodness" as you wish, I don't think there will be wrong or unappreciated answers.

asked 22 Apr '11, 20:04

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edited 22 Apr '11, 20:06

I suggest you take this question to the talk-us mailing list which is better suited for the rather broad request you're making (see also the FAQ for this help site, especially the section about questions that should be avoided).

You might also want to check out which lists a few well-mapped places in the US.

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answered 22 Apr '11, 22:03

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I will do that, but the link you provided is the exact kind of answer I was looking for. Thanks!

(22 Apr '11, 22:24) ponzu

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