[Talk-in] Use of official names for cities

Arun Ganesh arun.planemad at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 15:52:02 GMT 2012

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 8:57 PM, Ishan Chattopadhyaya <
ichattopadhyaya at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here comes an interesting line from the Shimoga govt site:
> "On 1 November 2006, the government of Karnataka announced the renaming
> of Shimoga to Shivamogga, along with nine other cities in the state, but
> the renaming is yet to get approval from the Central Government."
> I think that's where all the confusion is coming from. I would prefer to
> see on OSM Central Government ratified names rather than state government
> announcements. What do you think?

but do we know for sure that it has not been approved by the central
government yet? The confusion is the fact that local institutions already
started using shivamogga and more will follow, whether it is approved by
the center or not. So local usage of new names will keep increasing.

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