[Talk-us] Fwd: Feature Proposal - RFC - Directional Prefix & Suffix Indication

Dale Puch dale.puch at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 01:33:36 BST 2010

Actually I think it is pretty easy, if tedious.  Check with the local
government office.  They have tons of information of interest to OSM.  It is
a matter of verifying permission to use it, and importing it in some way, or
in this case referencing it.

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 7:23 PM, Kevin Atkinson <kevin at atkinson.dhs.org>wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Aug 2010, Dale Puch wrote:
>  What locals use can be placed in another tag if it differs from the
>> official
>> name, but should not be the primary name in the database.  Local
>> governmental standars do affect how we try to break up the names, but not
>> how locals (as in along that street) use the names.
> Determining the official name may not always be easy.  The only reasonable
> thing to do is go with how they are signed, and what locals think the
> official name is.
> Can we agree that prefixes should probably be separated out if they are
> hardly ever (I don't want to say never as there are always rare exceptions)
> included in the street sign in any form?
> For other cases I think we really need some locals input in how naming is
> handled in their city.  I asked "Vid The Kid" to join in on the
> conversation, I think he would provide some valuable feedback.  He removed
> the prefixes in several streets in Columbus, OH.

Dale Puch
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