Does anyone know of any guides that explain the "compass zones" in Seattle street names? Most of the city has some sort of regularity to it, but Capitol Hill/First Hill has a lot of exceptions that are pretty hard to detangle (and for much of it, you have North/South streets with the central designation but the East/West streets with the East designation), and I'd like to find something I can use to explain this to people in a way which doesn't melt their brains.
It would also be nice if Google Maps didn't "helpfully" "correct" "incomplete" addresses into something that is halfway across town (for example, I was just looking up 1400 Harvard Ave, which is on the Capitol/First Hill border, and Google "helpfully" "corrected" it to 1400 Harvard Ave E, which is a mile and a half North; and yes it's confusing that in this case the "East" zone is to the North of the "central" zone).
Anyway I suspect this will cause problems for people when they visit me.
If ZIP codes are involved, all the better; maybe I can start out with a ZIP code map and just color it in showing which zones are which, and just have an exception area for where some streets pretend to be in one zone and other streets pretend to be in the others.
But I'm sure someone else has done something like this. I'm just having a hell of a time finding it, if it exists already.
4:12 PM Well, okay, I did just find a "map" on Wikipedia but it's not particularly helpful, as it doesn't actually show where the boundaries are on a street map. I guess the exceptional cases are much smaller than I thought, in any case.