[Tagging] etymology of street names

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Tue May 31 22:58:15 BST 2011

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?

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