[Talk-us] Abbreviation Police

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Wed Aug 4 12:45:53 BST 2010


On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 1:32 AM, Kevin Atkinson <kevin at atkinson.dhs.org> wrote:
>
> OK.  So There is clearly no agreement on the abbreviation of road types
> (Street, Way, etc).  So what about these specific exceptions.  I will assume
> silence means agreement :)

See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Name
specifically under "Abbreviations: Don't do it"

:-)

> Rather than "United Stated Highway 29 Frontage Road" just "U.S. 29 Frontage
> Road" or maybe "US 29 Frontage Road". Why.  Because no will say the formal
> out load.
>
> Rather than "Interstate 95 Frontage Road", just "I-95 Frontage Road". Why?
>  Even though some will say the formal, most just say the letter I.

North Service Road and South Service Road.  Romantic names, I know.
Are these similar to what you are calling frontage roads?
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=43.58872&lon=-79.57644&zoom=17&layers=M

Perhaps frontage roads are an edge case that have been dealt with in
another jurisdiction.  Are there suggestions from tagging, or talk?



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