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

Adam Snape adam.c.snape at gmail.com
Wed May 31 17:29:27 UTC 2017


Hi

"Is it signed as such?"

No. No signed or official name.

Adam

On 31 May 2017 5:15 p.m., "Derick Rethans" <osm at derickrethans.nl> wrote:

> On Wed, 31 May 2017, Adam Snape wrote:
>
> > 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.
>
> Is it signed as such?
>
> cheers,
> Derick
>
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