[Tagging] Differentiating streets with official name from non-official yet name

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Mon Nov 7 14:53:47 UTC 2016

On 07.11.2016 13:03, Shawn K. Quinn wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-11-07 at 09:57 -0200, Nelson A. de Oliveira wrote:
>> Situation: there is a city where all the streets are named (using the
>> "name" tag).
>> Some of the names are official (recognized by the city hall, by law,
>> etc) and some are not yet officially recognized.
>> Is there a way to differentiate official names from non-official?
>> Using only official_name in the recognized streets won't make sense.
>> Using name + official_name, both with the same exact value, won't also
>> make sense I guess.
>> Do anybody know a good way to say that some streets are officially
>> named, please?
> For the streets named but not officially recognized, maybe something
> like name=* + name:official=no perhaps? (where name:official defaults to
> yes if not specified)

Please don't. First, this is kind of troll-tagging, first declaring 
something a name and in the next line denying it. Second, the "name:*" 
namespace is declared for real names (name:LL and name:left|right), not 
for additional attributes.

Thus it would be better to use a key describing what the particular name 
actually is. If it is a name locally or regionally used, then we have 
loc_name and reg_name.


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