[talk-au] Mapping Indigenous Place Names

David Dean ddean at ieee.org
Fri Jan 26 12:09:45 UTC 2018

Hi everyone,

I've done a little research, and added the following section to the
Australian Tagging Guidelines at
and the Multilingual names page at

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:

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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