[OSM-talk] TIGER data abbreviations
david at frankieandshadow.com
Tue Dec 4 10:49:00 GMT 2007
On 04/12/2007 10:12, Andy Allan wrote:
> On Dec 3, 2007 11:41 PM, John Wolter <jwolter0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Religiously following the guide on the Wiki, I have always spelled out road
>> names, for example "Fair Street" instead of "Fair St." Now along comes the
>> TIGER data, where everything is abbreviated. My question to the group is,
>> "Are people fixing these?"
> Hopefully. In the mean time, keep putting in the full data. It's easy
> to contract "Fair Street" if a renderer wants to, and impossible to
> expand "Fair St." with 100% confidence.
You're right of course, but I don't think there'll be that many special
cases, at least so long as we are dealing with US English. Even though
"St Peters St" is ambiguous, it is completely reasonable to have "Saint
Peters Street" from the position in the phrase (actually, I think one
would normally leave this as "St Peters Street").
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