[Talk-GB] Whether to tag/best tag for an unofficial name?

Adam Snape adam.c.snape at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 10:21:58 UTC 2017


Hi,

So that map users aren't confused by directions using non-existant names,
I've changed the Walton Summit example from name to alt_name and added a
note to explain. I have also changed the section of the M6 labelled
"Preston By-Pass" from name to old_name.

Thanks for your help,

Adam

On 1 June 2017 at 11:09, Andy Robinson <ajrlists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Indeed, and The M6 Toll is variously also referend to locally as Midland
> Expressway (The name of the company that built and manages it under the
> current concession from government till 2054) :
> http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/the-new-m6-motorway-is-
> seen-on-december-9-2003-in-birmingham-england-picture-id2795609
>
> (though it started out life as the Birmingham Northern Relief Road (BNRR)
> and the original Toll Order is titled "Birmingham Northern Relief Road Toll
> Order 1998", though we now also have the M6 Toll (Collection of Tolls)
> Regulations 2003) )
>
> Cheers
> Andy
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Mabbett [mailto:andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk]
> Sent: 31 May 2017 20:02
> To: Talk GB
> Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Whether to tag/best tag for an unofficial name?
>
> On 31 May 2017 at 18:38, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:
>
> > Motorways in the UK do no have names
>
> I'll bear that in mind, the next time I'm driving down the Aston
> Expressway:
>
>    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/full-closures-of-a38m-
> aston-expressway-and-m6-junction-6-this-weekend
>
> --
> Andy Mabbett
> @pigsonthewing
> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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