when I figure out how to add alternate names in the new Editor interface).
I do have a few suggestions regarding STREET NAMES though... for example, there are many parts of Sukhumvit Rd.
named "Sukhumwit Rd.". Even though SukhumWit reflects more precisely the pronunciation of the name in Thai, that's
not what we have on the plaques and other navigation devices. My main suggestion is, as the MAIN name, let's use the
"common used" names in English (or even in Thai, when I figure out how to add alternate names in the new Editor
interface). Same goes for Petchaburi Rd. (sometimes refered as Petburi), Ratchadaphisek (sometimes writen Ratchada Phisek), and
many others. I am slowly "correcting" the translitteration to what we found on the plaques, so it all makes sense to everyone, and not only the ones who know the area (if you know the area, you don't need the map, right?
gerben wrote:Moved this thread to the Thailand forum.
argus-cronos wrote:สวัสดีครับ echooo และยินดีตอนรับ
argus-cronos wrote:It is planned to implement the Alt name feature to the new editor, but it takes time. Another thing is how this will be displayed on the client.
argus-cronos wrote:If you need some help in your aereas just let me know.
echooo wrote:I am looking forward to this feature as well. I hope i18n support on devices includes Thai.
English name can be ambiguous and cumbersome especially when you transliterate (ทับศัพท์).
Sukhumvit Road is a good example that people in this forum mentioned. Fortunately, most people use Sukhumvit.
echooo wrote:I came across many Thai names which I cannot find good references.
Examples of them are
ถนนบางกรวย-ไทรน้อย : In waze, we use "Bang Gruay Sai Noi". But I see "Bang Kruai-Sai Noi" elsewhere including google map.
เทเวศร์: I find many transliterates including Thewet and Thevej.
echooo wrote:One good source of reference for ถนนบางกรวย-ไทรน้อย case is ราชบัณฑิตยสถาน (The Royal Institute) who made available a directory of province and amphoe in Thailand. (Currently, it's available for download at http://www.royin.go.th/upload/246/FileUpload/1723_5812.pdf)
For ถนนบางกรวย-ไทรน้อย case, I think we have to correct it. We can see from page 20 that
อำเภอบางกรวย is Amphoe Bang Kruai
อำเภอไทรน้อย is Amphoe Sai Noi
So ถนนบางกรวย-ไทรน้อย must be "Bang Kruai - Sai Noi Road".
The Royal Institute also forms a set of rules to tranliterate Thai to English which can be helpful if we find many conflicting uses. http://www.royin.go.th/th/profile/index.php?PageNo=1&PageShow=213&SystemModuleKey=127
echooo wrote:argus-cronos wrote:If you need some help in your aereas just let me know.
In fact I do.
I would like to make Bang Kruai - Sai Noi Road a split lane road.
There are many long islands (median in Waze's Best map editing practice) in the middle of the road. You need to reach there ends in order to make a U-turn. Currently, it is a two-way road which means we can make U-turn anywhere.
What is your thought about this case?
(Currently, I am not an area manager. I tried to correct it by adding another road and make existing one a one-way but I encountered several saving problems and I have to give up.)
argus-cronos wrote:ภาษาไทยจะไมมีปัญหา ดูที่ปากชอง ในแผนที่ waze
argus-cronos wrote:In my personal understanding i would use Bang Kruai Sai Noi, also i would vote for Thewet
Of course people have problems with translating Thai language to english cause of the different pronunciation, tonerules or silent endings of syllables. So we will allways find differences.
argus-cronos wrote:Another thing is in most cases i would not label citynames with Mueang or Amphoe (especially not Amphoe) cause they're not well known for international usage, and most people don't know the meaning of Amphoe, Changwat, Tambon or Mueang and other definitions, which can only be found in Thailand, what is your opinion about this?
argus-cronos wrote:So there are enough Gps points along Bang kruai. Allways take care of these in Thailand, cause many aerials in waze aren't there where they should be. So before people start adding a bunch of roundabouts cause of u-turns i would split this road too.
Perhaps you know that waze did some infrastructure changes and it maybe that your saving errors will find an end in the next days, also there is a delay in updating the map. So if you have enough permissions in this area it shouldn't be a problem. I've noticed that you are allready at lvl2 and i would be happy to see you as an areamanager over there.
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