[OSM-talk] shortened names

John Harvey john at JohnHarveyPhoto.com
Fri Jul 8 04:49:09 BST 2011

I find there are a lot more abbreviations if you look at addr:street= 
rather than the name= .  I suspect that with mobile entry of POI's we 
are going to see more and more abbreviations being entered, just because 
mobile keyboards are slow.  I would applaud a bot that asked me if I 
meant the nearby "Main Street" when I entered "Main St.".  I would also 
applaud a bot that converted loose addresses like this into better 
structured relations like:


> i was under the impression consensus was to type the full word, then
> renderers would shorten where necessary? apparently some mappers
> disagree though

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