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Old 01-18-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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Walter has done a great job explaining the complex nature of LI Geography--the differences between hamlet and village, and the ZIP Code and School District they fall in..and how this could cause confusion when looking at a particular area.

The thing that may have caused some confusion were the clunky census maps you've probably seen around here. Those maps are no longer needed. Google Maps now displays hamlet, Village and ZIP Code borders--in a clear, precise manner--with the CDP shaded in pink and the border in dashes.

Here are some examples of this, places where this has caused confusion in the past:

MASSAPEQUA
Village of Massapequa Park: massapequa park - Google Maps
11762 (Massapequa Park, NY ZIP Code): 11762 - Google Maps
Hamlet of East Massapequa: east massapequa - Google Maps
11758 (Massapequa, NY ZIP Code): 11758 - Google Maps
Hamlet of Massapequa: Massapequa, NY - Google Maps
Hamlet of North Massapequa: North Massapequa, NY - Google Maps

HUNTINGTON
11743 (Huntington, NY ZIP Code): 11743 - Google Maps
Hamlet of Huntington: huntington - Google Maps

WESTBURY
11590 (Westbury, NY ZIP Code): 11590 - Google Maps
Village of Westbury: westbury village ny - Google Maps

GREAT NECK
11020 (Great Neck, NY ZIP Code): 11020 - Google Maps
Village of Great Neck: great neck village ny - Google Maps


Now, if they could just display School District boundaries, it would be a complete maps package.

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Old 01-18-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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school districts would be nice but not unless Google employs people locally... it would take them months just to do our areas. Or they can steal an existing feed but that's not their style.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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You're a wealth of somewhat meaningful information but please Pequa...leave the maps to our member with geographical OCD.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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school districts would be nice but not unless Google employs people locally... it would take them months just to do our areas. Or they can steal an existing feed but that's not their style.
Schooldigger and a few other sites have this.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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Paging Walter....any comments?
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: now nyc
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Yeah, I noticed that today and I was like, wow.

It's a good tool. I also wish it could show school districts as well.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I can't find the Hamlet of North Massapequa which Walter has posted a map of and describes here:

//www.city-data.com/forum/7308999-post4.html
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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I just want to add that Walter's explanations and everything are valuable information.. in fact,I think google displaying CDP maps kinda validates what he's been saying here all along. Only thing is now there are better, clearer, more interactive maps available, to complement this information.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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I can't find the Hamlet of North Massapequa which Walter has posted a map of and describes here:

//www.city-data.com/forum/7308999-post4.html
do you know how to use google? I found it in 2 seconds.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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Does this mean that I'm out of a job?
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