[Talk-us] Street Naming Conventions

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Apr 7 23:35:56 BST 2010

On Tue, 06 Apr 2010 23:36:11 -0600, Val Kartchner wrote:

> Using USPS abbreviations is the convention used by all commercial online
> mapping providers that I've seen.  (i.e.: maps.google.com,
> maps.yahoo.com, www.bing.com/maps )  I think that OSM should adopt the
> same convention.

That's a rendering issue, not a base-data issue.  Data should be entered 
into the database complete, not abbreviated.  If you want abbreviations 
on your renderings, create a stylesheet that creates appropriate 

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