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

Alan Mintz Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net
Wed Aug 25 07:19:12 BST 2010

At 2010-08-24 20:24, Mike Thompson wrote:
>...directional is not necessarily part of the street name.  Attached are
>some examples (only one attached now, others were too big) where I
>feel that implication is not present.

Based solely on the signage, I'd agree that the directionals should remain 
part of the name in these cases (and probably this place entirely). Now, 
the question is "what do the land records show?" What do we do if they 
disagree, and/or if local knowledge is not conclusive:

>...  Also, local residents, businesses and governments sometime
>include those directionals when referring to those streets (but not
>necessarily all of the time, again, we all like to use short hand at
>times when communicating).

This is why I originally suggested leaving the name key as it is currently, 
and adding new keys for the prefix, root, and an indicator of how the 
prefix is used (though it requires some more thought to deal with the split 
decision case).

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>

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