[Tagging] Names containing abbreviations that are the official name

marc marc marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 25 06:18:35 UTC 2017

name = full name without abbreviation
official_name = like in government use.

Le 25. 07. 17 à 03:16, Albert Pundt a écrit :
> 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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