[OSM-talk] Handling of towns with different or alternative names

Andreas Fritsche andreas.fritsche at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 06:35:25 GMT 2009


Hi,

> The general rule in OSM is that multiple values for a tag must be
> separated by a semicolon. [..]

Another general rule in OSM is that OSM only maps features that are
_currently there_. Why should we bother with old city names. They are
replaced and thus obsolete. There is no Leningrad any more. And so
there is no Karl-Marx-Stadt. (Actually I do understand the need, but
it is against OSM-politics - or is it now?)

/Andreas




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