[talk-au] State names
mike at ayeltd.biz
Sun Jun 24 08:16:26 UTC 2018
I assume we are specifically talking about addr:state
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:addr:state> ? If so the
connotation is on the state as part of a postal address rather than as a
place per se. Therefore I suggest using capitalised abbreviation and
that the document Warin quotes is authoritative. The wiki page also
notes that US states are similarly treated.
Randomly looking at Queensland as place=state, I see that ref=QLD is
already set as well as short_name, so there is a link that can be used
in computational processing.
And thinking on it, perhaps there are no other active uses? I used to
use is_in a lot, but I don't think it is in widespread use any more.
On 2018-06-24 08:43, Warin wrote:
> On 24/06/18 16:20, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
>> The latest (?) upgrade to iD reformatted the address fields to suit
>> Oz addresses & also introduced a State field to be entered.
>> Question & policy decision needed here please :-)
>> Queensland / Qld / QLD?
>> How should we be entering our State names?
> Well the 'rules' for names say no abbreviations.
> Much as we commonly use the abbreviations... for me the abbreviation
> is Qld.
> But Australia Post wants capitals .. I suppose they are easier for the
> machines to read them?
> See page 24 (26 on the PDF reader) on
> There you go, an 'all ways' bet. :)
> I'd go no abbreviation.
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