[Tagging] Names containing abbreviations that are the official name

Albert Pundt roadsguy99 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 01:16:26 UTC 2017


I know abbreviated names are frowned upon in OSM, but what about places
like towns where the abbreviation is part of the official name? For
example, Mt. Lebanon Township in Allegheny County, PA (near Pittsburgh). It
is officially, in all government documents, named "Mt. Lebanon" (though the
postal service continues to use its original official name Mount Lebanon),
but OSM guidelines would have it mapped as "Mount Lebanon" as it is
currently mapped.

Presumably cases like these still follow the OSM guideline? Perhaps
"official_name=Mt. Lebanon Township" should be used as well?

--Albert
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