[talk-au] General Observations.

Brendan Morley morb.gis at beagle.com.au
Thu May 20 02:46:06 BST 2010

On Thu, 20 May 2010 11:05:00 +1000, John Smith wrote:

>On 20 May 2010 11:01, Brendan Morley <morb.gis at beagle.com.au> wrote:
>> Brisbane regularly have the street type abbreviated (ST, RD, MWY, ART) and I
>> think it is better to record the "in the field" name as such. Even with
>> accurate capitalisation.
>> Think tourists who aren't familiar with the way we do things around here.

>You are confusing use with recording, if you record the actual street
>type, software can then convert both the searches and the output to
>show what people expect, some street types have multiple abbreviations
>and would be even more difficult to search.

Yes, I would be *recording* what I *saw* in the field.

Is there even an official interpretation table in the Queensland jurisdiction?  Even survey plans never seem to declare the road type in full.


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