[Tagging] Use of the name=* on features internal to named areas

Brian M. Sperlongano zelonewolf at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 19:48:30 UTC 2021

Thanks for the feedback.  I modified my original proposed paragraph based
on the comments in the discussion in this thread and edited the Names
article as follows:


On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 12:59 PM Stefan Tauner <stefan.tauner at gmx.at> wrote:

> On Thu, 31 Dec 2020 09:51:45 -0800
> Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > RE: "Internal features to a named area should only be tagged with a
> name
> > when there is some verifiable indication (such as signage) of the
> feature's
> > name independent of the enclosing area."
> >
> > Signage is not required for a toponym to exist. Most natural features,
> like
> > woods, wetlands, lakes, do not have signs with their names. In many
> > countries with weaker governments or lower literacy levels, the names of
> > hamlets and streets will not be written down, but can be verified by
> > asking the local people. Similarly it is acceptable to add the
> > commonly-used name for a fountain in a university if that name is known
> > widely, even if there is no sign. So I would suggest shortening this
> > suggestion and focusing on the existence of a specific "commonly-used
> local
> > name".
> We can discuss about a better wording but "verifiable indication" does
> include local knowledge IMHO and the "signage" is just an example here.
> --
> Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner
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