[Talk-us] Road abbreviations

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Wed Aug 6 20:13:34 UTC 2014


On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 12:08 PM, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> The answer is: Neither. It is always easier to go from full names to
> abbreviations for display than to go the other way around. (See Mapquest
> tiles - they abbreviate street names) Therefore we should always store
> things un-abbreviated. No ambiguity, no questions about which list of
> abbreviations, no one making their own abbreviations. Everything is
> explicit.
>

+1




-- 
@osm_seattle
osm_seattle.snowandsnow.us
OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-us/attachments/20140806/636a174e/attachment.html>


More information about the Talk-us mailing list