[Talk-GB] OSM analysis - two wrong names?

Ed Avis eda at waniasset.com
Wed Feb 9 17:17:59 GMT 2011

Tom Chance <tom at ...> writes:

>There is a road in Southwark with two incorrect names listed against it:
>Correct: Gibbons Rents
>Major error: Gibbons Rent
>Minor error: Gibbon's Rent

(By the way, the history of this street suggests the 'correct' name
would be "Gibbon's Rents", after a man named Gibbon, but let's not go
into that now.  The street sign, at least at the junction with
Magdalen Street, has no apostrophe.)

This is related to the discussion of what to do if there is a former
street that no longer exists on the ground.  You could add an entirely
bogus way in parallel with the existing one, tag it not:name=whatever
and highway=no.  The ITO check will soon be modified to pick this up.

Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>

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