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

Adam Snape adam.c.snape at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 11:59:23 UTC 2017


Possibly JOSM does. I used iD for this simple change. Whilst alt_name does
seem odd, so would loc_name, so I thought it to be the better of two
options.. If there's a consensus in favour of changing I'll happily do so.



On 1 June 2017 at 12:52, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Adam Snape <adam.c.snape at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 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.
> I thought that when you use a alt_name without a name, JOSM gives you a
> warning.
> which makes sense to me, because you provide an "alternative name" to
> something that does not have a name...
> m.
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