[Talk-in] Use of official names for cities

H.S.Rai hardeep.rai at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 08:00:29 GMT 2012


On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Arun Ganesh <arun.planemad at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> ... we do have the name, name:en, alt_name, old_name tags.
> Maybe a uniform policy on what tags to use for what is what we need.

<snip>

> OSM is a people's map,

Exactly.

It is community to decide what to use. Things should be searchable
with different/variant name, map should display, what community
(/mapper) want.

> and if the local people feel
> that the name is common enough for it to be used locally, it must be
> documented somewhere.


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H.S.Rai



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