“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” –Juliet
What is in the name tagss of OpenStreetMap? In most cases, the name
tag holds the default name of an object. Very often this is the text
from the sign attached to the object. We even have name:?? to
describe names in different languages so that we can create maps for
many users in many places.
The big name fixup
But there are names that are in error in OpenStreetMap. And some of
them are fairly easy to clear up, if you know that they are a problem.
Consider some of the longest name fields in OSM. From the examples
below we can see that some of the longest names in OSM include
Learn how you can find errant long names and how you can fix them from
the OpenStreetMap wiki.