[OSM-talk] automated abbreviation changes?!
Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Mar 23 13:50:14 GMT 2012
On 3/23/2012 9:40 AM, Tom Hughes wrote:
> On 23/03/12 12:36, Mikel Maron wrote:
>> User chdr (http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/chdr) seems to be running a
>> script to automatically replace street name abbreviations with the full
>> so 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW becomes 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest.
>> Which is not the way anyone ever writes street names here in DC.
> Well the normal rule in OSM is that we write names unabbreviated
> because it's easier for a user to abbreviate automatically then to
> expand automatically.
> That said certain abbreviations are so common in the US that the names
> are essentially never written in full and those possibly should be
> left alone.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
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