[Tagging] Rd --> Road

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 17:12:59 GMT 2011

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Martijn van Exel <mvexel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/29/2011 10:35 AM, Richard Welty wrote:
>> On 12/29/11 11:30 AM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I just came across an area with some abbreviated road names. JOSM
>>> issued a warning about this, suggesting I expand these 'Something Rd'
>>> names to their full equivalents. Is this indeed common practice? If
>>> so, this could be scripted, couldn't it?
>> it could be. however, automated expansion of road names can be risky
>> (rd->road is fairly safe.)
>> but i use the expansion locally as an aid for tracking what roads i've
>> reviewed; i expand them
>> when i remove the tiger:reviewed tags.
> I appreciate the potential pitfalls with automatic expansion - in general, I
> would not be in favor. I'll give it a try on my local machine with this
> particular small region I downloaded.

There was a script. It is even in the OSM svn:

It was run on the western US although it does seem to have missed a
few (probably just failed uploads or something)

I wrote a blog post about this :)

> About this tiger:reviewed -- what specifically needs to be reviewed for this
> tag to be removed? I have personally never removed a tiger:reviewed. Is this
> something that could be a JOSM builtin function or plugin?

>From what I have seen, different people use it for different things. I
have seen some people who seem to do a CTRL-A in JOSM before they
upload and remove all the tiger:reviewed tags. I personally only
remove it if I have traveled down the road with a GPS device running.
Some people change it from "no" to "aerial" after they have aligned it
to imagery.


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