[OSM-talk] Naming disputes in Ukraine

Eugene Sandulenko sev.mail+osm at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 13:27:50 BST 2012

On 13 August 2012 13:51, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> For the Belarussian case this would mean to keep in name what is on
> the signs (if they are consistent and not half new half old) and to
> put the now official name in a tag "official_name".
And that is exactly the problem, there is inconsistency on the ground
across the whole country Crimea included. This goes up to the point
when on a single street some buildings have Russian rendering and some
have Ukrainian. Also in number of cases the street signs on the
buildings are in Russian, but all direction signs around have
Ukrainian spelling.

If you follow closely the 'on the ground rule' and put what you see to
'name' key, you will end up with mix in language in majority of the
cities. The map will be not really convenient, since primary search
values are in mix of languages.


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