[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
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

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

Hope this helps,

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