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Don't know much about GIS. Is it common practice to consider DC part of Maryland and not a "state"?

http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search/washington%20dc

http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search/washington%20dc?format=json&addressdetails=1

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This question might also be suitable to ask over at the Geography proposal in Area 51. –  PolyGeo Feb 9 '13 at 0:50
    
might be better to ask your question here help.openstreetmap.org (based on stack-exchange) –  Mapperz Feb 9 '13 at 1:34
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It's definitely incorrect to consider it a part of Maryland. As others point out, this probably isn't the best forum to address it. File a bug report with OpenStreetMap. –  Sean Feb 9 '13 at 3:13
    
"It's definitely incorrect to consider it a part of Maryland" - that's really the type of answer I'm looking for. It's obviously politically incorrect, but before filing a bug with OpenStreetMap specifically, I was wondering if it's a common GIS practice to geographically consider DC part of Maryland. So, I take it that's not the case? –  Max Feb 10 '13 at 15:08
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