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Author Topic: Tchoutacabouffa River  (Read 1967 times)

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Tchoutacabouffa River
« on: July 19, 2016, 09:35:54 AM »

This may have been address before, but Google Maps shows the Tchoutacabouffa River labeled as the Biloxi River.  Does anyone know why?
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Re: Tchoutacabouffa River
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 10:16:54 AM »

Error on Google's part.
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Re: Tchoutacabouffa River
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2016, 04:57:29 PM »

Easier to spell?
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Re: Tchoutacabouffa River
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2016, 06:20:00 PM »

This is an issue with many GIS datasets: water polygons are notoriously mislabled.  Especially along coastal areas, the GIS only "sees" a big spidery polygon of water, until someone is intentional about instructing it to recognize the geographical boundary that defines where one toponym ends and another begins.  Unless that's been done, the GIS will often associate the entire polygon with just one of the toponyms.  Many data providers don't think it's worth the investment to correct this.  For another example, use Google to check Beaufort SC, and all the surrounding waterways labeled "Harbor River". 

For accurate water toponyms, I suggest viewing the topos on something like mapper.acme.com
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Re: Tchoutacabouffa River
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2016, 05:08:53 PM »

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Re: Tchoutacabouffa River
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 02:30:47 AM »

This is an issue with many GIS datasets: water polygons are notoriously mislabled. 

The lake to the east of Sugar Island is NOT Lake Huron:  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sugar+Island/@46.4278308,-84.3404923,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4d36468ef5b46d3b:0x7decf19ba2efb365!8m2!3d46.5032439!4d-84.1769858?hl=en

Which is Lake George, but to make matters worse, they call Little Lake George, LAKE GEORGE!!  Get yer schtuff together Google.
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