[OSM-talk] Use of official names Re: shortened names

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 14:13:24 BST 2011

Colin Smale wrote:
> I assume all the variations would be easily understood anyway so it 
> probably doesn't matter that much. Not worth a protracted debate in any 
> case... In this case it might make sense to opt for the variant with the 
> least possiblity of misunderstanding, so "Parkway". If only the three 
> abbreviations were used, then "Pkwy". How about always picking the 
> "longest form present on a sign"?
Then the process for finding the name would need to include traveling the
entire length of the road and looking at each sign. Because of sign
inconsistency, one would end up with parallel streets, some abbreviated and
some not.

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