[Talk-us] New I.D Feature

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Nov 30 18:50:16 UTC 2014


On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 3:51 PM, Minh Nguyen <minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us>
wrote:

> On 2014-11-07 22:35, Greg Morgan wrote:
>
>> In contrast to the addr:state debate that we are having, I always
>> use addr:country key with the "US" value. The difference here is that
>> addr:country is an agreed upon ISO standard.
>>
>
> To be pedantic, the two-letter state abbreviations are codified in ISO
> 3166-2:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:US
>
> The standard covers virtually all of the countries in ISO 3166-1 with
> alphabetic, numeric, or alphanumeric codes. In the U.S., the codes are
> instantly recognizable as USPS abbreviations, but I don't know whether the
> codes elsewhere are as commonly recognizable.


Not a Canadian but can confirm the ISO 3166-2:CA abbreviations are
immediately recognizable as the standard Canada Post/Postes Canada
abbreviations.
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