[talk-au] Mapping Indigenous Place Names

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Mon Feb 5 12:11:11 UTC 2018

You can use Ethnologue to check out the languages in Australia and what 
the language code to use.


They also have maps:


On 26/01/18 13:09, David Dean wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've done a little research, and added the following section to the 
> Australian Tagging Guidelines at 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Australian_Tagging_Guidelines#Places, and 
> the Multilingual names page at 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Multilingual_names:
> Please use the name:aus (aus is the general ISO639-2 code for Australian 
> Aboriginal Languages) to indicate the indigenous names of places. It 
> would be useful to do this even when the generally used name is 
> indigenous, to allow for a potential indigenous rendering of our maps.
> I hope we can all agree that this is an excellent idea, and starting 
> adding these everywhere we can. Here's my first go: 
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/55769062.
> So far we currently have about 4 name:aus tags in the whole country (see 
> https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/voW). We can do better that that!
> - David
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> http://dbdean.com
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