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<p>It's only "correct" because that's the frame of reference you have chosen in this case. The local authority decides what a street is officially called. How that is transposed to signs sometimes introduces errors, and these errors are sometimes volatile. The OS is not the source of the official name either is it?</p>
<p>On 2015-02-17 10:45, Philip Barnes wrote:</p>
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<pre>On Mon Feb 16 23:35:41 2015 GMT, Pmailkeey . wrote:</pre>
<blockquote type="cite" style="padding-left:5px; border-left:#1010ff 2px solid; margin-left:5px">On 16 February 2015 at 15:51, Philip Barnes <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:
<blockquote type="cite" style="padding-left:5px; border-left:#1010ff 2px solid; margin-left:5px">In these cases you should check the name on the signs and if osm is wrong correct it. I my experience osm is often right and os opendata is incorrect, in these cases add the opendata name to a not:name tag. Where osm in incorrect it is often caused by an awkward spelling, so a photo can be useful. Sommerfeld Road in Telford took me a few attempts to get right, originally mapped as Summerfield. Phil (trigpoint)</blockquote>
What's the general consensus where *current *OS data and the sign is wrong ? Should OSM show the wrong name but flag it as being wrong or show the correct name and add the wrong name as a not:name ?</blockquote>
<pre>OSM should show the correct name, which is the one on the sign.
Not:name is there to suppress the error and to indicate a mapper has surveyed it and shown the OS are incorrect.
>From my experience OSM is usually correct, the biggest cause of error is OS getting apostrophes wrong, and if OSM is wrong it is usually a weird spelling where the mapper has remembered the name but has forgotten how it was spelt.
Phil (trigpoint )</pre>