[talk-au] Automating the replacement of abbreviation of street names

Frank Sundowner61 at optusnet.com.au
Sun Mar 2 05:47:28 UTC 2014


I'm toying with automating the replacement of abbreviation of street 
names e.g. St to Street, Ave to Avenue etc. It is tedious to do that by 
hand and the automation process can limit the replacements to tagged 
'highway's and to the end of the name tag so things like St Andrews 
won't get changed to Street Andrews! It would be used on .osm files 
making the changes, a separate text file documenting the changes (so you 
can check), the abbreviations and their replacements would be in a text 
file so additions could be made by anyone (in any language). To upload 
the changes JOSM would be used.

Thoughts?



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