[Tagging] roads with many names
pla16021 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 18 18:47:30 UTC 2019
On Sun, 18 Aug 2019 at 19:33, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> for several names it is common to use variations of the name tag, like
> alt_name reg_name etc.
Yep. And in many cases those, along with loc_name, may be the best way to
handle it. But
only name (and ref, if used) get rendered by some carto systems. In the
it might be useful to abuse/misuse name a little. Technically, name=A;B is
semi-colons can be hard to make out, so name = A / B might be preferred by
castigated by others). Repeating those names with alt_name=A;B means that
search facilities will be able to locate both names.
I think I have a comparable situation in my town. I've yet to investigate
more fully, but it
appears there are a couple of residential roads where the official address
on one side is A Street and for houses on the other side is B Avenue. Yes,
I know about
name:left and name:right, but they don't help somebody scanning the map for
if it's rendered as A Street. I'm hoping I've misunderstood the situation
investigation will show that isn't the case, but I'm not hopeful.
Real life is messy. :(
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