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

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Thu Jun 1 12:15:19 UTC 2017


Hi
Alt_name is used for an alternative *official* name, such as a different 
spelling etc.

In this case loc_name appears more appropriate to me.

DaveF



On 01/06/2017 12:59, Adam Snape wrote:
> Hi,
>
> 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.
>
> Regards,
>
> Adam
>
> On 1 June 2017 at 12:52, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com 
> <mailto:marc.gemis at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 12:21 PM, Adam Snape
>     <adam.c.snape at gmail.com <mailto: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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