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

Adam Snape adam.c.snape at gmail.com
Wed May 31 16:12:41 UTC 2017


Hi Dan,

Thanks, I hadn't considered that one. Is it okay to use an alt_name tag on
a road without an actual proper name?

Adam

On 31 May 2017 at 17:09, Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> alt_name?
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:alt_name
>
> 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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