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[mkgmap-dev] edge 705 stuck with cities index

From Eric Fernandez zeb at zebulon.org.uk on Wed Feb 22 14:59:06 GMT 2012

2012/2/22 Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk at suse.de>:
> That the name is blank is a bug in your (or the default) style:
> the polygons all have a name tag: "place_name".
> That's the tag used for a period of time for places in OSM,
> and we should use that if no name tag is there.
> The best solution is really to use the option I wrote already here
> in the thread.
> The bigger problem is, that the tags for the place node and the
> place polygon from your examples are even conflicting :(
> On of the both (polygon or node) needs to be deleted and the
> other one should be corrected. But since I don't know the area,
> I cannot say which of the two is the correct one and fix it.
>  Thorsten

I just had a look at these places on OSM and indeed, they have both a
POI "Village" (or "Hamlet", etc) with the set name (e.g. Cumnor), and
around a polygon also called "Village" with no set name. I assume the
blank name comes from this unnamed polygon then. Is this what you
mention? So does that violate OSM rules for naming areas/villages?

Also, you say the style itself has a bug: so is the bug in the map, in
the style, or both? Should all "place=XXX" entries in points style
file be followed with "& name=*"? Or should we use the option
"--name-tag-list=name,place_name" or simply change mkgmap so that it
does not add unnamed place_name to the map? Sorry to be daft but this
is a bit confusing, considering the possible bug reasons and

Finally, if the mkgmap default style has a bug, how to report this?


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