[OSM-dev] Osmarender map beautifier question

Jon Stockill lists at stockill.net
Thu Mar 22 23:53:29 GMT 2007


Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Robert Hart wrote:
> 
>> These are obviously heavily biased towards my own mapping experience.
>> Suggestions welcome.
> 
> Generally abbreviations on labels wouldn't have a full stop after  
> them, so just "Rd" rather than "Rd.".
> 
> In addition: Lane->La, Court->Ct, Close->Ct are both quite common.
> 
> At the cartography day we noticed that Google have started some really  
> horrible auto-abbreviations on their mapping, regardless of the length  
> of the street. I now live on "9 Acres Close", according to Google,  
> which I guess means my address begins "5 9 Acres Close". Yuck.

I've also seen Mt Rd. Clearly we can learn from their mistakes.

Jon




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