[OSM-talk] Naming disputes in Ukraine

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Thu Aug 2 20:38:24 BST 2012


iONiX 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
> signs?

If they are currently NOT showing what is on the sign then YES, and in my book 
that is not even up for discussion!
If I can't photograph what appears on the base map ... it's wrong, and should be 
tagged as that so it can be fixed ...
If there IS no sign, then it's obviously a matter for argument what is used, and 
it that case I'd prefer not to render anything since that is the case on the 
ground. Translated options for names can then be freely used for translated maps.

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