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

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Wed May 31 16:15:10 UTC 2017


I'd imagine it's unusual but I don't see why not. Just my 2p, of course

2017-05-31 17:12 GMT+01:00 Adam Snape <adam.c.snape at gmail.com>:
> 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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