[Tagging] Names containing abbreviations that are the official name

althio althio.forum at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 10:46:14 UTC 2017


English mappers have argued for "St" as different to "Saint", see
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Names#Abbreviation_.28don.27t_do_it.29
https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/19609/saint-or-st-is-there-an-official-osm-policy

I don't know how North Americans feel about "St." vs. "Saint" but that
may not be the same case as England.

Back to the original post:
"Mt." really looks like an abbreviation and name would
appear/read/sound correct when spelled in full with "Mount".
So it would be for me:
name=Mount Lebanon
official_name=Mt. Lebanon
short_name, alt_name if need for other variations

My 2 cents

-- althio



On 26 July 2017 at 12:18, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 3:24 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>
> wrote:
>>
>> 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.
>
>
> Is expanding abbreviations really inconsistent with the ground truth?  Kinda
> thought this was long since settled as "no, it is not inconsistent, and is
> preferable to using abbreviations" and perhaps the abbreviation should be in
> "short_name" instead.
>
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