I'm not really answering your question here, but thought I'd add in my two 
pennies: I use OSM data as the map in Navit, a sat-nav program. From my 
personal point of view, I find it very handy for the sat-nav to direct me to 
roads which have the same name as the road signs, irrespective of what the 
'correct' name is.
I've once come across two conflicting street signs at either end of the road, 
and decided to use the one which was the same as the OS Locator and StreetView 

What authorities do, I have no idea. As I say, I wasn't answering the question. 
Ignore me.
--- On Fri, 6/8/10, Jason Cunningham <jamicu...@googlemail.com> wrote:

From: Jason Cunningham <jamicu...@googlemail.com>
Subject: [Talk-GB] Definitive source for UK streetnames? - OS, 'road name 
signs', or a  council 'list'?
To: "Talk GB" <Talk-GB@openstreetmap.org>
Date: Friday, 6 August, 2010, 13:33

Just read through a short discussion about differences in street names in OSM 
and 'OS Locator', and problems caused by differences in names given
The classic problem is where the road street sign says something like 'Dukes 
Drive' but OS locator states Duke's Drive.

Noticed that common view was OSM mapped what was on the ground, so road sign 
name was added. 

Having come across roads where road names differ on adjacent roads signs, I'm 
not too sure road signs can be 100% relied on, but OS also clearly make 

Has anyone heard of how this problem is dealt with by authorities (eg councils) 
as they seem to rely on OS as a definitive source for mapping data.


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