[Imports] Norwegian place name registry (SSR)
penorman at mac.com
Fri Jul 12 07:40:16 UTC 2013
[A short reply because of time issues]
> From: Thomas Hirsch [mailto:Thomas.Hirsch at kartverket.no]
> Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:45 PM
> Subject: [Imports] Norwegian place name registry (SSR)
> We are in process of finalizing the import plan, and are at a point
> where we would love to get some input.
> - CC-BY 3.0 no, attribution "Kartverket", explicit permission also
> - Manual import using conflation tools. Id tags allow for automatic
> tracking/updates afterwards.
> - ca. 900.000 place names, all over Norway
> - Names will be conflated with existing elements where possible,
> overwriting existing names with the official and registered alternate
This is a huge issue. If the data in the government database and the
on-the-ground data differs, we should be tagging the on-the-ground data
in name and name:*, with the official name in official_name.
> Tagging Plans:
> name=[main accepted and recommended name in SSR]
> alt_name=[second accepted and recommended name in SSR]
> source:name=Sentralt stadnamnregister, Kartverket
If the name is modified, the source:name tag will become outdated and will
not generally be updated or deleted. Experience with other imports shows
that most mappers won't modify tags like source:name.
These tags should not be necessary
You mention a multitude of official languages and dialects, but you don't
discuss the use of name:* tags. How are you planning to use them for
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