[Tagging] Unofficial name change of "Lake Calhoun" in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 03:35:06 UTC 2017

On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 4:04 AM, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com> wrote:
> However, I don't think you should use the name_1 tag. There has been endless
> discussion on this list about the uses of tags having numerical suffixes
> either with underscores or colons, and I believe that notation is out of
> favor now. Names like this one might better be tagged either as
> old_name=Lake Calhoun, or alt_name=Lake Calhoun. Using alt_name has, IIRC,
> the additional advantage of being searchable with Nominatum.

+1, for not using name_1. Note that both alt_name and old_name are
recognized by Nominatim, see [1]

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim/Development_overview


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