A couple years ago, @Mateusz_Konieczny spotted a number of systematic names on tributaries of Darby Creek near Philadelphia, such as “Trib 00808 To Darby Creek”. These waterways were imported from PASDA, a statewide GIS dataset. These names seem too unwieldy to use as common names for these streams, if they even have common names. Then again, not many people would have a reason to refer to such obscure creeks by name anyways; whatever the field scientists use might be fine to put on a map, as long as we expand the abbreviations.
There wasn’t much feedback in Slack or this note about how to deal with these systematic names, but @dannmer resolved Way: Trib 00808 (28347307) | OpenStreetMap by splitting it up into
ref=Trib 00808 and
destination=Darby Creek. Does this seem like a reasonable tagging style that can be applied across the rest of the import? It’s unclear to me whether 00808 is a standalone reference number or whether it needs to be combined with “Darby Creek” to be unique. As far as I can tell, these reference numbers aren’t posted anywhere, so it might be misleading to use the main
ref key versus something like
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Ce sujet de discussion accompagne la publication sur https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/systematic-tributary-names-from-pasda-import/108320