[Tagging] road names and refs

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 19:50:14 UTC 2020


On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 11:20 AM Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
>> (1) The `name=*` field gets the road's actual name. If the road's only
>> name is 'County Route 12' (New York consistently uses 'Route' rather
>> than 'Road' for these), to the extent that `addr:street=*` will show
>> that for the name, then `name=*` gets that name. (Yes I know that
>> there are mappers who would prefer `noname=yes` in that situation, but
>> address validation has an easier time with the way I do it.)
>
>
> Please stop.  This gets very annoying for data consumers (especially your average joe just using a satnav).  Fix your validation process instead.

In my defense, there's nothing to stop. To the best of my knowledge,
I've never added such a way, merely refrained from modifying that
particular field from the TIGER import.
-- 
73 de ke9tv/2, Kevin



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