[Talk-us] Abbreviation Police

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sat Aug 7 21:03:27 BST 2010

On Wed, 04 Aug 2010 08:09:10 -0400, Richard Welty wrote:

> On 8/4/10 7:45 AM, Richard Weait wrote:
>> 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/?
> i certainly would call those frontage roads.
>> Perhaps frontage roads are an edge case that have been dealt with in
>> another jurisdiction.  Are there suggestions from tagging, or talk?
> if the frontage roads have signs (some do, some don't) the name should
> be from the sign.
> otherwise, i'd go with local usage. some places use Service Road, others
> use Frontage Road, and i'm sure there are other usages.

If there is no name, don't tag it with a name= tag.  If it's known by the 
locals by a certain name, then loc_name= would be appropriate, even if no 
name= tag is used.

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