[Tagging] roads with many names

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Aug 18 18:42:48 UTC 2019



sent from a phone

> On 18. Aug 2019, at 20:36, Rob Savoye <rob at senecass.com> wrote:
> 
> Luckily a neighbor called it in, he wasn't home. using 'loc_name' or
> 'alt_name' makes sense. This entire area doesn't even exist in Google
> Maps, so people not using OSM couldn't find it till we gave directions
> on the radio.


names in OSM are usually in natural language, CR2 is probably what OpenStreetMap calls a ref, which is for numbers and alphanumeric codes. The other name is also looking like a code, I agree with Richard’s suggestion to use one name and 2 refs for your example.


Cheers Martin 


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