Is this official list the reason why all the citynames disappeared in my village?
I live in Hekelgem, a 'deelgemeente' from Affligem. So i named all the streets in my village with Affligem a while ago. But now I see they all disappeared and Affligem is not on your list, but Hekelgem (the deelgemeente) is? The other 2 'deelgemeentes' are Essene and Teralfene, who are, obviously, also on your list. But all 3 'deelgemeentes' have the same postal code, that should already raise questions isn't it?
I bet all belgians know Affligem (probably from the beer
) but certainly not Teralfene.
So isn't there something wrong?
Affligem is a 'gemeente'. A 'gemeente' can exist of more parts, like villages, cities and 'deelgemeenten'. Only use the 'gemeente' name, results in a to sparse map. As you said yourself, you live in Hekelgem, not in Affligem. Yes, it's a part of...In this case it could be the 'deelgemeenten' have the same zipcode, but that's not always. And changing the cityname, because of people nowing this beerbrand isn't the solution is it ?
Think about someone that who would like to send you a letter. What adres do you give them, with Affligem or Hekelgem? In this situation it doesn't matter I think, but in the different 'deelgemeenten' that belongs to a 'gemeente' can exists the same streetname...confusing isn't it?!
That you don't see 'Affligem' anymore could be...'A' is allready done in the database. This city is removed. In some situations it's possible to merge if that's less work...but for Affligem it wasn't...
So take a bottle of 'Affligem' and correct the segments to the correct citynames