[Talk-GB] Actual names

pmailkeey . pmailkeey at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 3 14:04:23 UTC 2015

On 3 April 2015 at 14:41, John Aldridge <jpsa at jjdash.demon.co.uk> 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.
We'll find a lot of issues like that.

Using the name 'on the ground' is logical (as is labelling roads as per the
road on the ground, not the road in the Government's head) but that brings
up another issue. OSM is found globally, not just in the one location where
the road sign(s) is/are. So would it not be better to use the name found
most commonly on the web for that road ?

Ham and Egg Terrace
Dumbell(')s Row
Dumbells Terrace
Mines Road.

Four names, 1 place.

Pick one.

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