[OSM-talk] Naming disputes in Ukraine

iONiX ionix.ua at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 20:12:41 BST 2012

On 02.08.2012 20:57, Lester Caine wrote:
> iONiX wrote:
>> What when street is renamed and you want to send a letter, or some poi
>> is located there and have its official address with new name, but old
>> signs are still installed (for months or years). Do You really still
>> want to rely on those old signs on the street?
> Most definitely for the main rendered detail, and if there are two
> different versions I would show them exactly where they appear on the
> ground. But for additional information related to a particular language,
> then that should simply be correctly tagged and stored. It may be that
> there is an additional note that explains that one of two signs is
> wrong, but until what is visible on the ground is changed, the base
> information is well defined - even if it is totally wrong :) And that
> applies everywhere in the world ... EVEN if some local authority try to
> dictate otherwise.

Have You read about new old naming? An I mean not old like russian and
new like ukrainian, I mean it regardless the language.

If I understand You correct - it is desirable to go through all exUSSR
countries and change every object name tag to whatever is mentioned on

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