As someone who does a lot of mapping is in Nunavut. I think it a great
idea to add the Native language. That way someone could make a custom map
using Native Languages.
However, I think we should get some feedback from local mappers and other
people who use the data, not someone from Toronto. If you look at the
Government of Nunavut website http://www.gov.nu.ca/ It's landing page is
in English. So it looks to me that the working Language is English.
How will this affect Apps like Maps.me and OsmAnd?
I feel the common name should be in English and the Native language if
available added as separate tags.
On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 5:43 PM, john whelan <jwhelan0...@gmail.com> wrote:
> You realise that the written language is actually European shorthand which
> was used to record the verbal language.
> Cheerio John
> On 16 September 2016 at 17:35, James <james2...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I personally dont mind having it in Native language, but if there is
>> going to be changed there should be a corresponding name:en tag as the rest
>> of the world can't read it.
>> One of the reasons I don't mind is: who would possibly use it? People in
>> Nunavut, that's who. It should be as accessible to them as possible. If
>> they dont speak English it creates a barrier of using the Canadian map. Not
>> only that but the northern maps aren't that great as they are even though
>> there have been efforts to improve them *cough* rps333 *cough*.
>> On Sep 16, 2016 5:22 PM, "Andy Townsend" <ajt1...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello Canadian mappers!
>>> The node and relation for Nunavut are http://www.openstreetmap.org/n
>>> ode/305700700 and http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/390840 . The
>>> "name" of both of these is currently set to a composite of the Inuktitut
>>> and the Anglo/French name. Is this OK?
>>> Different OSM communities have adopted different standards - most have
>>> gone the "most widely used" form in the "name" tag (e.g. in places in Wales
>>> will tend to have a "name" that matches name:cy in mostly Welsh-speaking
>>> areas and name:en in mostly English-speaking ones). In some places (e.g.
>>> Londonderry/Derry, and around Brussels) a composite of multiple languages
>>> is in use; in still others (e.g. India) a "neutral" language is used
>>> (there, English).
>>> I did suggest on http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/41676348 that
>>> the person who changed the name raise it here; that didn't happen, so I'm
>>> mentioning it :)
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Andy Townsend
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