[Talk-GB] Fwd: Re: Edits in Wales

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 13:53:22 UTC 2017

I don't understand this question. Who defines what the preferred name
is ? The people living in that street, neighborhood, village, Wales ?
Or the subset of mappers in any of those items ?

Can I translate this to the Belgian situation to see if I understand
you correctly ?

We came up with a solution where there is no preferred way for the
mapper, s/he writes in the name field what is on the street name sign
(nl & fr) and fills in the name:nl, name:fr fields. The data consumer
can then make a map with his/her preference.
Roughly 60% of the Belgian are Flemish and will prefer the nl-version.
But the majority of the inhabitants of Brussels (or certain
neighborhoods) are probably French speaking and well prefer the
fr-version. So "preferred" really depends on which group of people you
Since this is rather subjective, writing down what you see on a sign
is much easier then starting a poll, not ?



On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 3:40 PM, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Miguel,
> A question.  Many places in Wales are predominantly Welsh- or predominantly
> English-speaking.  For somewhere like
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3378387351 , if "name" was a compound of
> both the Welsh and English names rather than the more frequently / locally
> used version, how would I know what the preferred name actually was?
> Currently the answer is easy - look at the "name" tag.  If "name" is instead
> a compound, how do you suggest a map consumer - or someone just looking at a
> map - should do that?
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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