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#1 2018-03-07 17:18:29

theipu
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Duplicate villages/cities

I noticed that some villages and cities have duplicates, at least that what I see in GNOME maps:

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Is it on purpose or should I remove one of them?

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#2 2018-03-12 21:13:42

SafwatHalaby
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Re: Duplicate villages/cities

I've warned about this some time ago. This is usually due to the bad convention of adding names to residential areas in addition to the place tags. I think all places of the MOIN import are tagged like that.

original: https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=58016

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#3 2018-03-23 14:44:00

theipu
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Re: Duplicate villages/cities

So if I want to try and fix it (probably manually sad ) what should I remove/change?

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#4 2018-04-03 21:26:29

SafwatHalaby
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Re: Duplicate villages/cities

Let me study the details and see what needs fixing, and if I can automate this.

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#5 2018-06-13 04:52:00

SafwatHalaby
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Re: Duplicate villages/cities

I think the "name" tag should be removed from landuse=residential polygon whenever there's already a "place" polygon with the same name. Does anyone have any problems with that?

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#6 2019-01-13 08:41:59

valleyofdawn
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Re: Duplicate villages/cities

To make matters worse, sometimes the two English place names are different: Zefat & Safed, Beer Sheva & Be'er Sheva.
Also sometimes it's a phonetic transliteration and sometimes the conventional English biblical name.

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