[OSM-talk] shortened names

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Thu Jul 7 06:45:26 BST 2011

On Thu, Jul 07, 2011 at 03:35:07PM +1200, Robin Paulson wrote:
> is there any consensus on shortening of parts of names?
> e.g.:
> street/st
> saint/st
> avenue/ave
> point/pt
> mount/mt
> i was under the impression consensus was to type the full word, then
> renderers would shorten where necessary? apparently some mappers
> disagree though

Yes, thats the consensus and has been for a long time. Some mappers always
disagree, just ignore them. :-)

Unfortunately imported data often has abbreviated names.

Jochen Topf  jochen at remote.org  http://www.remote.org/jochen/  +49-721-388298

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