[Talk-ca] Formatting of Municipality Names

OSM Volunteer stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Fri Feb 16 20:56:59 UTC 2018

We (the USA) has many sources which "say" St. Louis (Missouri) but OSM has name=Saint Louis.  The latter is correct in an OSM context.  Following our wiki, CAN the name be spelled without an abbreviation?"  If yes, then please do so.


> On Feb 16, 2018, at 12:50 PM, James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://saultstemarie.ca/
> thats how its written. even on signs to there
> On Feb 16, 2018 3:47 PM, "OSM Volunteer stevea" <steveaOSM at softworkers.com> wrote:
> On Feb 16, 2018, at 9:41 AM, Matthew Darwin <matthew at mdarwin.ca> wrote:
> > St. Catharines, St. Thomas, Sault Ste. Marie
> I dislike sounding nit-picky, this really is meant as constructive criticism, but let's expand these names so there are no abbreviations.  Our wiki https://wiki.osm.org/wiki/Names says "If the name can be spelled without an abbreviation, then don't abbreviate it."
> Thanks,
> SteveA
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