Google Maps has a feature for showing the borders of any city or zip code in the USA. Just search on the city name, or enter the zip code, and you’ll see a red line around the area. (I am somewhat annoyed about how it considers rivers and other bodies of water to be outside of the city, and therefore it puts the red border along both banks of the river, but that’s not what I’m asking about in this thread…)
On another thread, someone mentioned the geography of Clearwater, FL. So I went to Google Maps to take a look, and I was amazed by the many dozens of enclaves it seems to contain. The vast majority of them don’t seem to have any regard for streets or buildings. What’s going on there?
I see similar gray blocks in the bordering towns of Dunedin and Safety Harbor, though they aren’t as dramatic. The ones in Largo, FL seem to become visible and invisible at varying levels of zooming in and out.
I haven’t noticed this in other areas. Is it a Florida thing?