[Tagging] Names containing abbreviations that are the official name

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Tue Jul 25 06:41:48 UTC 2017


Unless the word is "St." for Saint in English where there is no evidence
that the full spelling is ever, ever used. 

And including the word "Township" in the name may also be considered
"tagging for the renderer". This place sounds like it is a "township" by
virtue of some act of incorporation and its name is defined as "Mt.
Lebanon" (or "Mount Lebanon"). 

On 2017-07-25 08:18, marc marc wrote:

> yes.
> 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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