[Talk-nz] Address import from LINZ address - help wanted
eliot at blennerhassett.gen.nz
Tue Mar 27 21:30:28 UTC 2018
On 28/03/18 09:37, Rob Alley wrote:
> Just an update on progress and some questions on handling discrepencies
> in the import data.
> We're now at ~ 45% completion on this with four contributors. Anyone
> else who wants to lend a hand would be most appreciated - Wellington is
> feeling pretty unloved at the moment.
Sterling work Rob!
CC'ed this reply to nzopengis, as talk-nz currently has just 12 members...
> As part of ensuring the add:street tags have corresponding roads I've
> found that some of the LINZ derived tags are using abbreviations in the
> street name (typically St instead of Saint). This leads to a mismatch
> with the roads and is I believe wrong. Current plan is to edit the tags
> from LINZ to use the full name but leave the ref:linz:address_id tag
> unchanged, any objections?
Whether St is an abbreviation of Saint is apparently not straightforward:
In the filtered LINZ data, I see > 10,000 addresses with "St Something"
and 63 with "Saint Something"
I'm not convinced that "fixing" all these by changing the address is the
right thing to do.
A couple of interesting examples ;)
"Saint Patricks Road, St Patricks"
"St Bathans Loop Road, Saint Bathans"
Have you found other abbreviations?
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