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#1 2008-08-11 16:45:37

mfirbank
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Registered: 2008-04-23
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Streets with two names

Hi

Any suggestions as how to mark the situation where the houses on one side of a street have one name eg 'Northface Villas' and those on the other side a different name eg 'Southview Park' ?

Thanks

Michael

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#2 2008-08-11 17:53:05

krza
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From: Köln
Registered: 2008-05-24
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Re: Streets with two names

Tear down one side of the street and take the name of the remaining one wink

No, to be honest I have no idea other than splitting the road into e.g. four pieces and toggle the name if it´s long enough, or put both names into the name field, separated by a slash or something.

Maybe it should be discussed here as well:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Talk:Key:name (but the last posts are from end of 2007 there)

Kristian

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#3 2008-08-12 14:41:36

florianheer
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Re: Streets with two names

I had the same problem with a road, and although it's dirty, since the information, which side of the road has which name is lost, the suggestions lead to <name1>;<name2>. As this portrays reality quite well (no one except for the people living in that road really knows which part is which), I at least am relatively content.

Regards, Florian.

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#4 2008-08-12 15:05:22

TEL0000
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Re: Streets with two names

Does the street really have two names? Or just the houses on the other side of the street belongs to another street?

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#5 2008-08-21 14:04:28

mfirbank
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Re: Streets with two names

Hi Thanks for the suggestions. I've come across this a few times, and seems to happen when new houses are built on an existing road, and given a new name. Whilst tempted by the street cleansing approach of Kristian, I think I'll stick with 'name1; name2' 

Michael

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