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The roads with two names

Posted by JennyH on 6 October 2009 in English (English)

I went to this industrial park, and found a few roads where then name was labelled differently on either side of the road. One side would have a space and and extra 's' on the end. So is one in error? (If so, which?) Or do we really have to label each side of the road?

I also notice that 'Hooties' has been rendered rather oddly.

Location: Willenhall, Walsall, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Comment from drlizau on 7 October 2009 at 08:38

When I find something like this I email the local council and ask for the correct name, explain that I want it for OpenStreetMap, and provide a link to the place in question.
I've always received polite replies.

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Comment from balrog-kun on 8 October 2009 at 14:08

When a street has two names or two forms of writing the same name I usually just add a alt_name=Whatever so that it become searchable under both names -- even if one of them is clearly incorrect let users search by this name. This happens also in Spain and elsewhere that there's a new and old form of writing a name or just a wit of whoever decided on the labels.

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