[OSM-talk] Multiple naming
Robert.Hart at BuroHappold.com
Fri Jan 26 15:06:17 GMT 2007
> In this instance is it the street that has two names or is it the
> buildings on
> either side of the street that are named or a combination thereof?
> With names like Terrace, Court, Row, Mews it can be confusing as to
> whether it
> is the building or the street that signs apply to. It is only when you
> looking at official postal addresses (such as those held on the Royal
> Website for the UK) that it becomes apparent which is which.
In Bath postal addresses are frequently building names rather than
street names, however the distinction is pretty blurred, as in most
cases there is either only one building on the street (e.g. The Circus,
The Royal Crescent), or there is an obvious actual street name that can
be used for mapping/navigation (e.g. London Road, Camden Road). My
original example is the only case I have discovered where there is no
Street name, and there are multiple building names.
Ideally it would be good to store the building names somewhere so that
they can be searched for even if not normally displayed on the map.
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