[OSM-talk] shortened names

Ed Loach ed at loach.me.uk
Wed Jul 27 01:40:42 BST 2011


> > i've been told it's st albans, not saint albans as i 'corrected'
it to
> 
> I think it is actually written "St Albans" as stated above.

Yes, it is called Saint Albans, written St Albans, except where some
websites seem to have expanded it. 

e.g.
http://www.meteoprog.co.uk/en/weather/SaintAlbans/
http://www.gomapper.com/travel/map-of/saint-albans.html
etc...
http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=%22saint+albans%22

I personally would be tempted to store the name tag in expanded form
so it is clear what the St abbreviation applies to (I've seen things
like S St N on Google where they've abbreviated South Street North,
for example, which just looks silly). This seems to agree with
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:name#Notes

Ed




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