[Tagging] Numbered streets (1st Street vs First, etc)

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 21:48:45 UTC 2021

sent from a phone

> On 23 Jan 2021, at 22:24, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Is "1945" an abbreviation for "nineteen forty-five" then? There are plenty of streets with a year (or a date) in their name. Why should cardinal numbers be treated differently to ordinals?

yes, dates and also people. For instance April 25th (Italian holiday) could be written as XXV Aprile or 25 Aprile or venticinque Aprile. 
You can find some of these tagged with all alternatives:

Often only one alternative is tagged, for example: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/89453054
could also be Via Gregorio VII

The problem with spelt out numbers is that people do not find these versions on the ground but rather numbers, and may have a hard time when they don’t know the language 

Cheers Martin 

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