[talk-ch] Street name comparison for all of Switzerland

Kal Conley kcconley at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 16:35:23 CET 2012



Am 11/9/12 12:25 PM, schrieb Simon Poole:
> Just to re-iterate what I have already said, yes there are going to be
> differences (and it would be wrong to expect the GWR to be 100%
> consistent). The point is to resurvey such cases and make sure that what
> is in the name tag is what is actually on the sign (since most of the
> stuff that I have mapped in the last year or so I have on video or
> photographs, I've looked at them again where necessary and fixed typos
> on my behalf).
>
> I'm suggesting the use of the "official_name" tag for cases where there
> is a difference essentially as a flag that says "yes I was there and
> there is a difference" (with the hope that using official_name is clear
> enough even for mappers that haven't been following the discussion).
>
> What is open to discussion is if we should consider differences in case
> and punctuation significant enough to warrant flagging them (which
> probably would include accents on capital letters).

What about starting with something very conservative? Given the
"official" rules, if the OSM way has a word starting with Ae/Oe/Ue AND
GWR has Ä/Ö/Ü instead, respectively, then don't flag in this case?

>
> Simon
>
> Am 09.11.2012 11:33, schrieb Fred Jelk:
>> grummel...
>> I think, the GWR-List is a good help, but I think, its inconsistent
>> with the umlauts at the first letter of names.
>>
>> p.e Ättenberg in Plaffeien FR (the area)
>> in GWR its written as Ättenberg
>>
>> p.e. Ättenbergstrasse in Plaffeien FR (the road)
>> in GWR its written as Aettenbergstrasse
>>
>> p.e. Ägerte in Brünisried (the road)
>> in GWR its written as Ägerte
>>
>> p.e. Ägerte in Brünisried FR (the area)
>> in GWR its written as Ägerte
>>
>>
>>
>> Fred
>>
>>
>> Am 06.11.2012 21:47, schrieb Simon Poole:
>>> I've set up an experimental street name comparison service at
>>> http://qa.poole.ch/ch-roads/ , this generates on a per community base a
>>> list of names and compares them to the list available generated from GWR
>>> data. More information can be found  here
>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_-_GWR_Street_and_Place_Names_Comparision
>>>
>>>
>>> As can be seen from the list we have a large number of locations where
>>> we have surveyed none or only a very small number of the street names. I
>>> hope that providing this service will help motivate the community to
>>> improve the situation.
>>>
>>> Simon
>>>
>>>
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