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If a segment falls outside of the boundaries of an approved city/cdp please follow the [[Road names/USA/City names|USA guidelines]] for adding a city name in the alternate field.
 
If a segment falls outside of the boundaries of an approved city/cdp please follow the [[Road names/USA/City names|USA guidelines]] for adding a city name in the alternate field.
 
# The [http://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/25631-wme-us-government-boundaries WME US Government Boundaries] script helps to find the appropriate USPS zip code city name.
 
# The [http://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/25631-wme-us-government-boundaries WME US Government Boundaries] script helps to find the appropriate USPS zip code city name.
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# If you are unable to work with scripts, you can use the USPS Zip Code lookup tool to find the preferred USPS City Name for the area
  
 
== Examples ==
 
== Examples ==

Revision as of 17:29, 7 May 2019


Choosing city names

If a road segment or landmark is within an incorporated place or CDP (census-designated place), use that name as the primary city name. There are several sources of this informationː

  1. Install the WME Cities Overlay and be sure to check the box for Cities/Towns/CDP.
  2. Install the WME Geometries script, then loading this tl_2017_54_place.geojson overlay file.
  3. A map of the 2017 CDP cities can also be seen on this map.

If a segment falls outside of the boundaries of an approved city/cdp please follow the USA guidelines for adding a city name in the alternate field.

  1. The WME US Government Boundaries script helps to find the appropriate USPS zip code city name.
  2. If you are unable to work with scripts, you can use the USPS Zip Code lookup tool to find the preferred USPS City Name for the area

Examples

Examples of City Name guidance for West Virginia (follows USA guidelines)ː

  1. The city name for the primary name is either the CDP name, incorporated city name, or None.
  2. If the segment falls within a City or CDP, then all alternate segment names should also include the same City/CDP. The USPS Zip Code City may also be added as an alternate city name. Example:
    PrimaryCDP.JPG
  3. If the segment runs along the border between two Cities or CDPs, then the primary city name should be left blank and the "None" check box selected. The primary segment name should be duplicated in the alternates for both CIty/CDP names as well as the alternate segment names. Do not check "None" for any of the alternate city names. Example:
    PrimaryNone.JPG
  4. If the segment falls outside of a City or CDP, then the primary city name should be left blank and the "None" check box selected. The primary segment name should be duplicated in the alternates and all alternate names should use the USPS Zip Code City name. Do not check "None" for any of the alternate city names
    Friars hill 2.PNG
    To determine the correct alternate city name for segments outside City or CDP boundaries, it is highly recommended to use the USPS Routes function of the WME US Government Boundaries script. To do so, click the "Get USPS Routes" button added to WME by the script when the area you are working on is centered in the editor:
    Get Routes.PNG
    This will add highlights to the map indicating the city used for addressing on segments, with a key in the upper left of the editor. Example:
    Route Highlights.PNG
    To remove highlights, click the "Clear" button next to the "Get USPS Routes" button.

Freeways

If the road type is Freeway, set the city as None, regardless of the location. Be sure to also set the city name of any alternate names correctly. Please discuss any deviations from this guidance in the West Virginia Forum.