[Talk-us] Talk-us Digest, Vol 51, Issue 19
baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Feb 17 22:58:29 GMT 2012
"Southwest Town Center Loop West" comes to mind as a great example of just
plain brain damaged street naming Wilsonville tends to have.
On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 2:55 PM, Dion Dock <dion_dock at comcast.net> wrote:
> You're assuming the street signs make sense. Do you preserve signs with
> mistakes or omissions?
> In Wilsonville, OR, there are some signs for "St Moritz Loop" and "St.
> Moritz Loop". Yes, with and without the period, and both expand to
> "Saint". There are also plenty of signs that leave out the "Southwest"
> entirely, although it really is the correct designation for the street.
> There's even "Southwest Villebois Drive South".
> > From: Mike N <niceman at att.net>
> > On 2/17/2012 3:02 AM, Alan Mintz wrote:
> >> if the name has been edited by a human, it should not be updated by a
> >> bot, or even another human unless they are willing to prove their edit.
> >> I've edited thousands of names based on photo surveys and official
> >> record research and wouldn't want that high-quality data corrupted.
> > For myself, I don't know how to determine what the "correct name" would
> > be ... if it doesn't match the street sign, I'd be inclined to change it
> > to agree with the sign, unless there's a 'note' tag to other mappers.
> > Similarly, an 'anti-abbreviation-bot' tag would prevent bots from
> > undoing your research.
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