[Talk-GB] Abbreviations in OSM and schools

Brian Prangle bprangle at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 10:42:35 UTC 2016

I don't think we should worry about getting a standard for this. I think
our main task is to extend the data and clean it up as far as we can. Then
we can use the name anomalies to try and get the relevant community (i.e
the schools themselves) to add the correct name - which will be the one
THEY prefer from all the official variants



On 17 January 2016 at 20:42, Ed Loach <edloach at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, should we be using the full school name or abbreviating 'church of
> england voluntary aided' to CEVA as they do on the school pullovers?
> Similar questions for other variations - I've seen CE, CoE, C of E for
> example.
> I've been leaving existing names in the main (occasionally adding VC or
> VA) in the hope these are from surveys and are what are on the sign, but
> some names are sourced from fhrs or even os opendata. Is the DfE name
> better in these cases?
> Ed
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