[Talk-us] Street Naming Conventions
dale.puch at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 21:40:59 BST 2010
Using a bot for specific well know Suffix abbreviations only should be
reasonably safe. IE never change ST to street if it is a prefix sort of
On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 12:23 PM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>wrote:
> On 4/8/10 9:48 AM, Lord-Castillo, Brett wrote:
> > One issue with using unabbreviated names, is sometimes the abbreviations
> are part of the official name.
> > Examples here:
> > 1st Community CU Dr (First Community Credit Union goes to a -different-
> > River City Blvd/River City Casino Blvd; many people think the first is an
> abbreviation of the former. It isn't, two different streets that will route
> mail (and traffic) to two different sets of addresses
> > St Louis Street, which is different from Rue St Louis, which is different
> from Saint Louis Street and Saint Louis Boulevard, which is still different
> from The Boulevard St Louis. In each of those cases, the non-type
> abbreviations are part of the name and expanding the abbreviations can turn
> them into different streets.
> i don't think anyone would argue with this. it's why having a bot
> rampage through
> "fixing" things is probably a Real Bad Idea unless it's extremely well
> thought out
> and comprehensively tested beforehand.
> the thing i think most of us are arguing for is in cases where we know that
> ST == Street, Rd == Road, Blvd == Boulevard, we should be storing the
> full string, and treating abbreviations as a rendering problem. how we get
> there is an implementation issue to be resolved. right now, i fix them
> by hand
> when editing in josm because the josm validator whines about it.
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