[talk-au] Question Regarding multiple alt_names

Alex Sims alex at softgrow.com
Tue Nov 20 23:50:52 UTC 2018

I have an example that has bothering me for some time.

This building https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/228033047 is on a dual named street. The ten or so houses on the Southern side of so called “Elderslie Avenue” East of Braund Road  are actually Martin Close. Every other house on “Elderslie Avenue” is legally and survey wise on “Elderslie Avenue”.

I’ve surveyed it and there are extra street signs and some houses have a street name as well as a number on the outside. I looked at historical land titles records and it gives no answer as to how this came about. There were some street re-namings in the area to split streets at Prospect Road but nothing that shed’s any light on the history, but that’s another question.

I obviously need to split the way into the normal section and the dual named section, but how do I express this with one name on the South and one on the North?


From: Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 9:59 am
To: Nemanja Bračko <brackone at gmail.com>
Cc: OSM Australian Talk List <talk-au at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [talk-au] Question Regarding multiple alt_names

Do you have an Australian example?

Highway name where the road segment has a different name I would create the relation and put it there. local_name is good for a local or informal or colloquial name.
On Wed., 21 Nov. 2018, 4:22 am Nemanja Bračko <brackone at gmail.com<mailto:brackone at gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

Can anyone help us, what we should do in the situation when we have
more then one alt_name?
Imagine the situation:
RD_NAME1: New York Street
RD_NAME2: Big Apple Street
RD_NAME3: US Highway

This is not a problem, let's say NY Street is name, US Highway is
alt_name (which is part of wider area, but without relation), and Big
Apple Street can be Local name. What if you have one extra or two
extra names? How do you want to map it?

Please advice,

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