[OSM-talk] Persian/Arabian Gulf Tagging

Julien djakk djakk.geographie at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 20:06:35 UTC 2021

Hello !

in Belgium for the Bruxelles area, which is bilingual, local mappers
choose to print both names separated with a "-" :
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1635651356 : name = "Bruxelles -
Brussel" ; same for the streets names.

Julien "djakk"

Le jeu. 17 juin 2021 à 21:04, Ebrahim Nejati via talk
<talk at openstreetmap.org> a écrit :
> Today, I saw Persian Gulf's (rel:9326283) rendering is back to Arabian
> Gulf. The purpose of this message is not continuing the constant
> quarrel that which one is the correct name, but to explain my point of
> view.
> The `name` tags of this relation had been a translation of "Persian
> Gulf" in all languages except in Arabic. This is okay. Since OSM favors
> the situations "on the ground", local communities can decide the name of
> these regions.
> It was all good until recently a vandalist felt that this is wrong and
> repeatedly decided to change the `name:ar` from "Arabian Gulf" to
> "Persian Gulf". We in OpenStreetMap Iran Telegram group (most active
> place among Iranian mappers) discussed this issue and strongly condemned
> it.
> But now, after the vandalist's changesets has been reverted, the `name`
> tag of "Persian Gulf" is changed to "Arabian Gulf" while it is called
> "Persian Gulf" in all languages except Arabic. I'm here to ask how OSMF
> or Data Working Group decides the `name` tag of such places?
> ---
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_Gulf
> - Here is Persian Gulf's Wikipedia's page where it is called Persian
> Gulf in all languages but Arabic. You can also read more about this
> naming dispute here.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shatt_al-Arab
> - Here is Shatt al-Arab wikipedia page, which I think has the opposite
> naming convention which it is called Shatt al-Arab in every language but
> in Persian, where it is "Arvand Roud"
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