[Tagging] [Talk-us] street name expansion thoughts
John F. Eldredge
john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Nov 26 04:07:33 GMT 2012
Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:
> I've been cleaning up are area of Jackson County, NC and found roads
> the name expansion algorithm failed to expand all of the abbreviations
> For example Yellow Bird Br Road.
> fixed yet)
> I didn't write down the problems thinking at first it was just
> an abnormality.
> I think it might be worth while to look at the names in the TIGER
> for Jackson County NC to see why the names are not being expanded
> I'll try to pull up a list tomorrow to see if it can help improve the
> expansion algorithm.
> On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM, Richard Welty
> <rwelty at averillpark.net>wrote:
> > there's been a bit of talk about running street name expansion over
> > eastern US.
> > i'm reasonably happy with what i've seen in the expanded Tiger 2012
> > the
> > name expansion algorithm looks pretty good.
> > however, should we perhaps also run expansion over the addr:street
> tags at
> > the same time?
> > i'm becoming involved in the effort to get house number addressing
> > routing working in mkgmap and it'd be nice if it could be presumed
> > addr:street on an address and name on a street probably matched
> > doing any fooling around.
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You are likely to run into some local dialect terms, and different terms in different areas may use the same abbreviation. I once lived in the Appalachian part of Kentucky, and would guess that "br" is short for branch, a dialect term for a small stream. Another term you are likely to encounter is hollow, probably abbreviated as "hol" or "hlw". This refers to a valley that tees into the side of a mountain, essentially a large ravine.
John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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