[OSM-talk] Streets with multiple names

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 22:55:09 BST 2007


On 7/2/07, Alex S. <maps at swavely.com> wrote:
> How does one handle streets with multiple names?

Hi Alex,

I had the same problem a few months ago, see
http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2007-April/012743.html
and the accompanying photo.

Currently, the full list of tags on that way (4422818) is as follows:
created_by = JOSM
highway = residential
name = Selwood Terrace;Neville Terrace
name_left = Neville Terrace
name_right = Selwood Terrace
source:name = local knowledge
source_ref:name = http://www.flickr.com/photos/gravitystorm/447167271/

Left and right are in relation to the direction of the segments that
make up the way. You can see it rendered at
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.4894461857422&lon=-0.1747853355551916&zoom=17

The original thread didn't come to any firm conclusions, but if you
were to do something similar, then at least it would make a
convention!

Hope this helps,
Andy




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