[OSM-dev] Multilingual Maps Overlays

Maarten Deen mdeen at xs4all.nl
Thu Nov 4 13:25:24 GMT 2010

On Thu, 04 Nov 2010 13:21:56 +0100, "Marc Schütz" <schuetzm at gmx.net>
> (re-added CC to list)
>> Thanks for the interesting discussion. I know it's a astonishingly
>> borderless topic (see [1]).
>> What I still have in mind is to be able to produce a map with local
>> names (i.e. for preserving cultural heritage).
>> So I think it's time to summarize:
>> * As far as I understand, I have to take loc_name (like
>> <loc_name:gsw="Züri">) besides of course <name="Zürich">.
> As I said, I disagree with this interpretation. In my opinion the
> correct tagging for Zürich would be:
> name=Zürich
> name:gsw=Züri

Compare with the Dutch carnaval map. During carnaval every
self-respecting town that does carnaval has a different name. This is
tagged as name:carnaval.
It really doesn't matter what name you come up with, as long as it's
unique and fairly descriptive and preferably obeying international
guidelines on this point.


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