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

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Wed May 31 16:09:30 UTC 2017


2017-05-31 17:01 GMT+01:00 Adam Snape <adam.c.snape at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> A new mapper has added a name tag, name=Walton Summit Motorway to a local
> stretch of motorway: http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/4720086 . The motorway
> is officially unnamed like most motorways but this pretty unusual stretch is
> known amongst road enthusiasts by the descriptive name  "Walton Summit
> Motorway" (see
> https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Walton_Summit_Motorway
> and http://pathetic.org.uk/secretive/walton_summit_motorway/). The new
> mapper isn't the first to have added this name, but it was subsequently
> removed.
> Should we tag such unofficial names which do have some level of use in OSM.
> We do, after all, tag local names.  If we are to include it how is best? The
> main name tag seems wrong, loc_name would seem closest but also probably
> wrong.
> Any help appreciated
> Adam
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