[Talk-GB] RFC-2 mechanical edit: UK shop names

Brian Prangle bprangle at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 09:31:35 UTC 2014

At last!  A grain of ground truth. Map what you can see +1 to that

On 4 November 2014 22:17, Chris Hill <osm at raggedred.net> wrote:

> On 04/11/14 22:04, Colin Smale wrote:
>> Hang on a minute... the name tag should contain the most common name, or,
>> as the wiki puts it, the "common default name." There are other tags for
>> enthousiasts to store official names, legal names, alternate names, brands,
>> operators etc which, in a certain frame of reference, can also be "correct"
>> in their own way. What goes in the basic "name" tag should be what "most
>> people" would call it, and, implicitly, should be written how "most people"
>> would write it. IMHO "most people" would write Spar, Asda, Brantano and
>> only trademark junkies would write ASDA for example (discounting people who
>> would write any answer in all capitals anyway).
>> C.
>>  I would write what it says on the sign on the shop. That's why I tag
> ASDA as ASDA, that's what it says on the sign. I don't look at their
> website, their advertising or their letter heads. I use ground truth. I'm
> not a trademark junkie, I'm a mapper who tries to get it right.
> --
> Cheers, Chris
> user: chillly
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