> On 2018-02-19 05:08 PM, Jarek Piórkowski wrote: >> Have you passed by talk-gb? They have a fair amount of "St" names and >> some authority as to how to do things in OSM.
I haven't, but I shall. As I say quite a bit (in our wiki, e.g. California/Railroads), "it's complicated around here." THEN, there is what we do about that in OSM. (Our best). On Feb 19, 2018, at 3:33 PM, Stewart C. Russell <scr...@gmail.com> wrote: > The UK has Bury St Edmunds, Chapel St Leonards, Lytham St Annes, Ottery > St Mary, St Andrews, St Anne, St Austell, St Blazey, St Columb Major, St > Helens, St Ives, St Monans and St Neots all as town names in OSM. The > only two "Saint .*" towns in the whole British Isles' OSM are Saint > Helier and Saint Peter Port, both in the Channel Islands. Both have > French influences. And just to thumb its nose at us, nearby Alderney has > the town of "St Anne". So I don't think they can be a great example. I do not mean to appear to be "the pot calling the kettle black" (even as I sheepishly may). OSM learns by example, by documenting how we should tag (prescriptive) and how we do tag (descriptive), — this isn't always clear or spelled out — by research such as you've done and by good dialog like here. > Near "St. Louis" (Missouri - abbreviated that way in OSM), OSM has the > towns of "Saint Clair" and "Saint James". In the same area, there's St. > Charles, St. Peters and East St. Louis (IL). In the St. Louis metro > area, there are roughly 4500 ways named "St\. Louis.*" and roughly 3500 > ways named "St Louis.*". There are also roughly 3500 ways named "Saint .*" > > So this is not a standard well kept. And we make our point: OSM doesn't always follow its own rules. Crowdsourcing can be messy, yet we try to improve day by day. Thanks to all for getting here! SteveA _______________________________________________ Talk-ca mailing list Talkfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-ca