[Talk-GB] Road Names Quarterly Project

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 09:03:18 UTC 2015


On 17/02/2015 23:05, Paul Bivand wrote:
> A small story about this:
>
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/31117763/history
>
> Laurie Gray Avenue, Bluebell Hill, Kent, used to have a street sign saying
> "Laurie Gray".
>
> Various council documentation and OS locator referred to the 'Avenue' form.
>
> After two discussions an openstreetmap mapper asked the relevant council
> (Tonbridge and Malling) who replied 'That's funny, we'd better sort that' or
> words to that effect.
>
> The sign now has the Avenue suffix.
>
> Actually, I rather regret the change as I was imagining the person the road
> was named after telling the council that if they wanted to call it an avenue
> they'd better plant trees along it. As there were no trees, no Avenue.
>

But it is now tagged:

name=Laurie Gray Avenue
not:name=Laurie Gray Avenue

!

-- 
Steve

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