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Hello, I am very very new to the TNM corps, and still learning my way around. I was wondering: can I change the name of a road that I know to be incorrect? Thanks!

asked 28 Jan '21, 09:00

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Yes, absolutely. As a TNMCorps volunteer your job is to ensure that the name, address, and location of each data point you check is updated, accurate, and properly formatted. If you're making updates to a point that's already been edited, make sure to leave a note in the comment field explaining why you made the change and reference the authoritative source you used to verify the information entered. Personal knowledge of a feature (such as a street name) is an acceptable source of information.

If you are looking to change the name of an actual road (not the road name in the address of a structure feature) then you'll need to contact the Census Bureau, because that is where our road data comes from. The National Map Corps is strictly focused on structures data (point features). Our platform isn't designed to update other types of data (line, polygon, etc.).

If you'd like to make any suggested changes to roads data, you'll need to reach out to the Census Bureau, which is where the USGS road data comes from (Census Bureau TIGER Line files). The USGS currently has no system in place to petition for road changes, but you can reach out to the Census Bureau to submit updates.

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answered 28 Jan '21, 11:59

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edited 29 Jan '21, 08:54

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