[talk-au] Road name abbreviation exception?

Nemanja Bračko brackone at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 07:02:00 UTC 2018


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Hi!
The easiest way is to add alt_name with abbreviation. Also if community
agrees, it is possible to put abbreviation in the name tag (because of
rendering name on the map), but use "Saint" as alt_name.

Best Regrads,
Nemanja

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 5:18 AM Philip Mallis <philip at philipmallis.com>
wrote:

> It depends on the context. St Kilda in Melbourne is another example where
> that is used instead of 'Saint'.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 29 Jun 2018, at 10:28, cleary <osm at 97k.com> wrote:
>
> In New South Wales, the Geographic Names Board register shows the Sydney
> suburb Mount Druitt (no abbreviation) while the adjacent suburb is St Marys
> (always St and never Saint). The same applies to places named St Peters and
> St Leonards. Using the word "Saint" would not accord with the places'
> official names.
>
> I understand there is a tendency to remove sectarian references so that
> "St" can be pronounced as the speaker wishes and is not necessarily "Saint".
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2018, at 5:21 AM, Nathan Ginther (Insight Global Inc)
> wrote:
>
> Hello all, our team has come into an interesting situation regarding road
> name abbreviations, we know that as a policy we spell out any and all
> abbreviations on the OSM map, however it looks like we may have run into an
> exception in the use of “Saint vs St” (
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Invalid_Abbreviation_Expansion).  It
> looks like the use of “St” instead of spelling out “Saint” is accepted
> within the mapping community, and might be the proper English spelling, but
> we want to get the response from the community as what is the
> accepted/preferred use when naming roads specifically, should we be
> spelling out Saint, or using St?
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