[OSM-talk] Fixing wiki* -> brand:wiki*

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Wed Sep 27 17:14:53 UTC 2017

On Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:49:40 -0500 (CDT)
Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:

> Andy Mabbett wrote:
> > in different parts of the world  
> IIRC OSM stores spatial information. I might be wrong.

Two examples that can't be resolved by a spatial query:

1) There is a business near me named "Maxwell House".  It is entirely
unrelated to the coffee brand of that name, despite both companies
operating in the same country.

2) Until recently, there was a burger joint in town called "Sonic's"
that was entirely unrelated to the chain of drive-in eateries.  (When
the national chain opened up a location in town, they paid the existing
restaurant to re-brand.)


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