Hey! Another small update on the river progress, not much to say beyond that of course still heavy WIP yet...
But an bad news about that GADM data I found before ( pinging @Tanystropheus42
to warn about it), remember last time I said the Nepal divisions didn't have updated to the current provinces borders? Oh guest what I have found: while I was doing the Godovari river I notice that the GADM data it was indicating that the border of Telangana extended further east over a small piece of Andhra Pradesh (something that happens on several maps on the internet), at the time I found this strange and went to research if there had been any exchange of territories recently or if the dataset was dated... And to my sadness and paranoia, it is dated
Summing up, when the Telangana state was created in early 2014 the district of Khammam had the northeast of its territory ceded back to Andhra Pradesh in a vote if I'm not mistaken around July, so it was a very short time that the border of these two states became like that way; the territory was mostly transferred to the East Godavari district... However, there was a district reform in Andhra Pradesh in January 2022 that basically redesigned the 2nd level administrative divisions there (which even Google Maps is not updated to that change yet).
In conclusion: although the last GADM update was in July 2022, at least they haven't been updating India since 2014 (especially the districts) , which yiekes
, a big red flag on the entire dataset now... Well, it still has its uses and you can use a reference for make modern borders, but it can cause confusion and not as reliable as I hoped it was
Anyways, I will continue doing the river layer, so see ya guys!