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

Christopher Barham cbarham at pobox.com
Sun Mar 2 13:50:07 UTC 2014


This official abbreviation list may help building any rule set:
http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/429840/meteorItemView/long

Chris

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> On 2 Mar 2014, at 11:40 am, Jason Ward <jasonjward5 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Sounds fine.  A quick google indicates the approach has historical endorsement [1] but could you define the geographical scope of these changes and the logic/software you'd be using to do these changes?
> 
> Note [2] is a worthwhile read if you haven't spotted it already.
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> [1] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/openstreetmap/lW7E9_-TEe8
> [2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edit_Policy
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Jason
> 
> 
>> On 2 March 2014 15:47, Frank <Sundowner61 at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>> 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.
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>> Thoughts?
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