Charleston West Virginia, West Virginia, Walker discussed on A VerySpatial Podcast


North i think in north east of charleston west virginia and um it used to be called tornado or tornado depending on who you ask uh well there is a guy in a in a who's who contacted the gis and the thing that's interesting with the as as they obviously can't know every place everywhere so they rely upon local knowledge to tell them this places name this it used to be called that uh and they created quite a extensive network of people dick entire context official people one west virginia there's only one or two official people and this guy said look this name is wrong and all the maps is not a performances tornado and uh the gene i ask guys said well let me verify that they went through and verified it uh with no one is force we can work out and went well like i lived there he ought to know so they named everywhere officially from upper falls to tornado and somehow this made it back to the post office and the official state people and things like that and a lot of people who live there said no no we live in upper falls i don't know what this guy's on about and so they had a whole uh i don't know if is countywide or a citywide a meeting about this and the gina as ex had walker back in the sit no no no more people say that this actually upper falls and this guy still hasn't acts the bear on it and he started all contact my office he said you're maps are wrong and we said well probably all meps are wrong so shirt then it's where he said tell us about his name and we referred and the gis so uh names are are not and immutable thing it it does move over time and can be impacted which i think is need in its own right well and also important right because names convey.

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