[Talk-GB] Quarterly Projects Update

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 3 13:59:03 UTC 2015


Why not tag both spelling variants? They are both correct in their own
frame of reference. 

If it differs to what is "on the ground", we can use official_name=* for
the name given by the local authority, warts an' all. 

Even council employees and contractors make mistakes occasionally.
Should we be legitimising and propagating manifest errors by putting the
errors into OSM? 

On 2015-04-03 15:41, John Aldridge wrote: 

> On 02/04/2015 10:42, Brian Prangle wrote:
>> Our first attempt at a quarterly project has just finished, where fixing road names was the target.
> This may entertain you...
> This email reminded me that I'd meant to check out one or two more mismatches round here, so went out this morning to finish the ones I hadn't got round to (mostly apostrophe issues).
> I completely agree with the consensus that we should be tagging the name which appears on the ground, not some "official" name, but sometimes the people putting up signs don't help :)
> One road has signs saying
> ST. BEDE'S GARDENS (full stop and apostrophe)
> ST. BEDES GARDENS (just the full stop)
> on opposite sides of the road, about 10 yards apart. Just down the road is another sign for ST BEDES CRESCENT which notes...
> Leading to ST BEDES GARDENS (neither full stop nor apostrophe)
> FWIW, the previous editor had used "St Bedes Gardens", which seemed not unreasonable given the range of possibilities, so I left it like that and just added a not:name tag to shut the validator up.
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