[Tagging] Names containing abbreviations that are the official name

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Tue Jul 25 20:24:06 UTC 2017


Saint Paul - but that certainly is an exception.

I was using a garmin gps device to navigate about 4 years ago. As I entered
Mount Vernon, WA the voice called it Mountain Vernon.

Albert Pundt suggestion to use offical_name or name_official would help.
But keeping with OSM ground truth, we could use the official name, for
example name='St. Louis' and name_full='Saint Louis' for pronunciation.

Clifford





On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 11:41 PM, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> 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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