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Flamingo Ave says it's Flamingo Dr. - but its been corrected in database

Posted by SVdP O'boro on 28 November 2009 in English (English)

I corrected this street name from Flamingo Dr. to Flamingo Ave, several days ago. However, when I looked at the OSM for this street today it was still listed as: Flamingo Dr.; Yet, when I went to correct the address from Dr. to Ave., once again, it was listed as Flamingo Ave in the database.

Location: Flamingo Avenue, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, 42301, United States of America

Comment from jorchr on 28 November 2009 at 22:49

It may take up to several days from an edit before the map is rendered. However, I have noticed lately that rendering often is fast, but that old versions of the map is cached locally on my computer. I sometimes have to do shift-reload in the web-browser, to get the latest version of rendered map images.

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Comment from JeffB on 29 November 2009 at 14:28

Sorry to be pedantic, SVdP, but there is a section in the wiki -- http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:name -- entitled "Abbreviation (don't do it)". In other words, I think you should type "Drive" or "Avenue" in full.

However, I realise that this advice is not going to be very popular with some users, like you, who are working on areas where there are already hundreds of abbreviated street names. It seems that most British mappers follow the non-abbreviation policy but many American ones do not. Perhaps it would be safer to leave it that way rather than argue over it. I'll leave it up to you. All the best.

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