[Talk-us] Abbreviating names in tools

andrzej zaborowski balrogg at gmail.com
Sat Oct 6 01:45:44 BST 2012

On 5 October 2012 16:16, Peter Dobratz <peter at dobratz.us> wrote:
>> Please consider also using abbreviated names that already exist in the data, perhaps in a tag like abbr_name, when such data is present.
> I prefer to use the key short_name instead of the key abbr_name.
> short_name is documented on the wiki, abbr_name is not.

With mapnik placement-type="list" it's quite easy to support both tags
(and some more) letting mapnik select the longest one that fits.  No
osm2pgsql changes needed.


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