[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.


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