[talk-au] Can a way/road have multiple names?

Stephen Hope slhope at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 01:11:03 BST 2007


You can use old_name or loc_name (see
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Map_Features#Naming ) but I'm not
sure if they would do exactly what you want.  If the Hyland Hwy is more than
the road in question maybe you could use loc_name for this section with the
other name, but I'm not sure if that is the intended use or not.

I don't know how these show up in mapping.

Stephen

On 9/24/07, Michael Lenser <mlenser at spamcop.net> wrote:
>
>   I have a situation where a road is called one name but due to a
> recent change is now also called Hyland Hwy. Can I tag a road as
> having two names and if so how? Is there any guide lines as to
> priority of names etc?
>
> Regards
> Mike.
>
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