[Talk-GB] Whether to tag/best tag for an unofficial name?
matt.ellery at gmail.com
Sun Jun 4 15:42:33 UTC 2017
On a semi-related topic, I've noticed that one particular mapper has been
using the name tag to include extra information in my area, usually in
parentheses e.g. http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/pvI
Am I right to think that this is generally frowned upon? The mapper seems
to have moved on for now, so I'll just go through the list and move the
extra detail to the proper tags but if anyone is interested in the other
areas he's mapped (at the moment it's Portsmouth) you may want to do a
On 1 June 2017 at 13:15, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com> wrote:
> 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.
> On 01/06/2017 12:59, Adam Snape wrote:
> 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>
>> > So that map users aren't confused by directions using non-existant
>> > 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
>> > By-Pass" from name to old_name.
>> I thought that when you use a alt_name without a name, JOSM gives you a
>> which makes sense to me, because you provide an "alternative name" to
>> something that does not have a name...
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