[Talk-GB] Allegedly named motorways
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Tue Nov 18 23:06:30 UTC 2014
There seem to be quite a few GB motorways in OSM with names, and some of
those names don't look very plausible. For example, there's:
This is the M4 past Heathrow and apparently it is named the "Chiswick to
Langley Special Road". That name seems to originate here:
It's possible that this name was used as a description of the original
development project, but I've never heard it used as an actual _name_
for this section of M4.
According to "musical chairs", the local authority don't think that it
has a name either:
There's a similar issue a bit further out, the "Slough-Maidenhead By-Pass":
Again that sounds like a description; I've never seen that sign on the M4.
The M27 is allegedly the "South Coast Motorway"
It certainly didn't have signs up saying that the last time that I was
A welsh stretch of M4 is apparently named "Mr":
Obviously some names ARE in common use:
(and a selection of bridges, and also bits of A1M could plausibly still
be thought of as "Great North Road").
The overpass query, by the way, is:
I'm sure there are others out there that I haven't found yet.
Can anyone think of a valid source for "Chiswick to Langley Special
Road", "Slough-Maidenhead By-Pass", "South Coast Motorway", or "Mr" as
names? If not (and if people agree) I'll change the relevant "name" tag
to "description" (so that nothing gets lost - except for "Mr" which is
surely just a typo). If any is in any sense a valid name but isn't
signed I can set "name:signed=no" as per
http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/32826117 so that at least data
consumers can filter out "not-real" names.
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