[OSM-talk] Advice needed - dispute regarding names in Cyprus
dj at dotcomdave.com
Fri Nov 9 05:58:49 GMT 2007
I am one of two people who are making an effort to map northern Cyprus. For
those who do not know, Cyprus is a divided island since 1974. There is the
Republic of Cyprus which is internationally recognised in the south, and the
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the north, which is not. For a
backgrounder do a timeline in Google.
The issue I have is regarding names of places.
Since 1974 places were renamed, and as an example, the village where I live,
and where I have started the project is called Ozanköy (Turkish). Prior to
1974 it was called Kazaphani (Greek). Now, all signs for the past three
decades have been in Turkish, and as OSM is used as a navigational aid I
have used the Turkish names and Greek as a secondary where applicable.
However, after a few days of editing I noticed that one user using Potlatch
changed the tag to:
This has been going on for the past week, and it is taking up my time to
So, what to do? Is there some adjudication procedure with OSM?
Your thoughts please!
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