[talk-au] Mapping Indigenous Place Names

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 20:50:07 UTC 2018


On 05-Feb-18 11:11 PM, Rory McCann wrote:
> You can use Ethnologue to check out the languages in Australia and 
> what the language code to use.
>
> https://www.ethnologue.com/country/AU/languages
>
> They also have maps:
>
> https://www.ethnologue.com/sites/default/files/styles/original/public/maps/20/AU___rgb.png 
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> https://www.ethnologue.com/sites/default/files/styles/original/public/maps/20/AU_n_rgb.png 
>

Copyright? " This electronic version of /Ethnologue: Languages of the 
World/ is intended for non-commercial scholarly research and educational 
use."
https://www.ethnologue.com/terms-use

>
> 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
>>
>> -- 
>> http://dbdean.com
>>
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