[Tagging] etymology of street names

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Wed Jun 1 05:30:25 BST 2011


Why not include a weblink to the "reason for the name"?
That could be a wikipedia-link to the page of the person the name comes 
from - or something else.

regards
Peter

Am 31.05.2011 23:58, schrieb Steve Doerr:
> On 31/05/2011 17:21, Pieren wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Simone Saviolo 
>> <simone.saviolo at gmail.com <mailto:simone.saviolo at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>     Good idea, but not with "etymology" as the name.
>>
>>
>> -1
>>
>>     You have to keep in mind, though, that this information is not
>>     strictly part of the geographical characteristics of the way/place,
>>
>>
>> I would even say that it has nothing to do with a geographic 
>> database. OSM is NOT an encyclopedia. OSM is not a substitute of 
>> Wikipedia.
>
> I think the intention was to record the specific words on the 
> street-sign rather than general encyclopaedic information about the 
> person who gave his name to the street. That could be legitimate for 
> OSM, do you agree?
>
> -- 
> Steve
>
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