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"Sierra Mountains"?

Posted by NE2 on 13 October 2012 in English (English)

This is from the MapQuest rendering, but I can't find this name anywhere in the OSM data. It should, of course, be Sierra Nevada ("sierra" is Spanish for "mountain range").

Comment from Minh Nguyen on 13 October 2012 at 07:19

“Sierra Mountains” is a less common local name for the range, but you’re right, “Sierra Nevada” would be more appropriate for a map. MapQuest may be using their own custom layer or something for topographical features.

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Comment from zmonkey on 14 October 2012 at 00:53

Wikipedia has 5 different sierra ranges. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_mountains

not like we should import data from wikipedia though..

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Comment from NE2 on 14 October 2012 at 04:07

And none of those is called "Sierra Mountains". Was there a point to your comment?

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Comment from wieland on 27 October 2012 at 22:28

I don't think the name is from OSM-data.

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