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