[Talk-ca] Formatting of Municipality Names

Bill & Kathy Patterson bill_patterson at tricolour.queensu.ca
Sat Feb 17 03:50:36 UTC 2018

It would seem to me that an official place name should take precedence over OSM protocols.  If we expand the abbreviations (or contractions), of St. and Ste., then are we not altering the official place name of the feature?
The federal government downloaded that responsibility to the provinces, and in Ontario the official place names appear athttp://www.gisapplication.lrc.gov.on.ca/Geonames/Index.html?site=Geographic_Names&viewer=Geonames&locale=en-US

Bill Patterson
      From: Kevin Farrugia <kevinfarrugia at gmail.com>
 To: James <james2432 at gmail.com> 
Cc: Talk-CA OpenStreetMap <talk-ca at openstreetmap.org>
 Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 3:58 PM
 Subject: Re: [Talk-ca] Formatting of Municipality Names
Sorry, accidentally pressed reply instead of reply all:
Those are the official names, for example:http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/ search-place-names/unique/ FDJFNhttp://www4.rncan.gc.ca/ search-place-names/unique/ FDTCR
Kevin Farrugia
On Feb 16, 2018 3:50 PM, "James" <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:

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/Name s says "If the name can be spelled without an abbreviation, then don't abbreviate it."

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