[Talk-GB] OSM Analysis name tags

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Fri Jan 21 10:33:38 GMT 2011


Thanks for these examples. We are on the case and will let you know when we
are running with the new code and monitors will the other name fields
mentioned above.

Do be aware btw, that it takes a day or two until the changes make their way
into the analysis. I hope we will be able to make it all a bit snappier in
time but I find it best to work in an area then wait for a couple of days
and revisit it.

We did also have a long outage over xmas and the new year of course.
Apologies and we will to avoid a repeat. Fyi there were two issues. Firstly
the DB had grown so much that it no longer fitted in the solid-state disk we
use for holding it during processing and we needed to purchase a new bigger
one. Secondly... when we had installed the new drive we found that the OSM
nodes DB had just exceeded what could be represented in 32bit number format
and we needed to move to 64bit format. All signs that we have a successful
project on our hands and it should be a long time before we exceed 64bits!



Regards,


Peter

On 21 January 2011 09:45, Bob Kerr <openstreetmapcraigmillar at yahoo.co.uk>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I would like to support the idea of name:gd=***** for Gaelic names.
>
> In Portree there are definitely two names in OS Locator for several roads
>
> an example is
>
>
>    - *highway*: residential
>    - *name*: Mill Park
>    - *name:gd*: Pairc na Muilne
>    - *source*: OS_OpenData_StreetView
>
>
> at
>
> http://oscompare.raggedred.net/?zoom=18&lat=57.4161&lon=-6.19&layers=B0TF
>
> If there has not been an official vote on this type of tag then maybe a
> decision should be made because it will affect a lot of people making
> international language maps.
>
> for example
>
> http://osmalba.org/
>
> I would be willing to help with some wiki work if needed to set up voting
> though I think a straight decision would be a lot easier.
>
> Nice work on the new OSM Analysis by the way. Any chance of  totals in the
> table analysis page. It would give us a type of countdown clock for the uk
>
> Cheers
>
> Bob
>
>
>
>
> --- On *Thu, 20/1/11, Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm>* wrote:
>
>
> From: Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm>
> Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] OSM Analysis name tags
> To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
> Date: Thursday, 20 January, 2011, 17:44
>
> On 20/01/2011 17:28, Peter Miller wrote:
> >
> > On 20 January 2011 17:20, Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net
> > <mailto:tom at acrewoods.net>> wrote:
> >
> >     How about dialects?
> >
> >     name:en
> >     name:cy
> >     name:gd
> >     name:gv
> >     name:sco
> >     name:ga
> >
> >     Whatever other regional languages we have.
> >
> >
> > we believe that the OS Locator content is always in English. In the
> > Western Isles the name field for roads in OSM often holds the Gaelic
> > version with the English in en:name hence our support for that tag. Do
> > tell me if I am wrong on that.
>
> The OS Locator data does have Gaelic names in some places.
> See for example Portree:
> http://oscompare.raggedred.net/?zoom=15&lat=57.41533&lon=-6.20179&layers=B0TF
> Also some parts of Stornoway:
> http://oscompare.raggedred.net/?zoom=15&lat=58.21523&lon=-6.37094&layers=B0TF
>
> Though it is inconsistent, with English names for some roads, Gaelic names
> for others. I have also noticed a few places where it seems to have both
> languages, so it has a separate box for each.
> For Stornoway, the Gaelic names are in the name= tag, with name:en for
> English.
> But for Portree it is mostly the English name in the name= tag, with
> name:gd for the Gaelic names. Its debatable which one should be considered
> the 'primary' name there.
>
> Craig
>
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