[Talk-ca] Formatting of Municipality Names

OSM Volunteer stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Fri Feb 16 23:03:46 UTC 2018

On Feb 16, 2018, at 2:56 PM, Jarek PiĆ³rkowski <jarek at piorkowski.ca> wrote:
> With "street" in a street name, it's clear to most everyone that Pine St is an abbreviation and Pine Street is the correct unabbreviated Canadian English version. It is not clear to me that "Saint Catharines" is the correct unabbreviated version of the city's name. In fact it looks incorrect to me.

Thank you, Jarek.  However, I politely disagree that your logic of "it's clear to most everyone that Pine St is an abbreviation..." holds up for software logic (even as it might "to most everyone.")  This is well-established and the reasoning behind OSM's policy I noted previously.


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