Mon May 13, 2019 7:09 am
YanisKyr wrote:Nowadays many estates have streets named as "The Green" or "The Park" and this induces a difficulty when users search for their destination. The results are often vague, and sometimes in the wrong estate or the wrong city. Also, this often means the estate name is nowhere to be seen on the map.
My suggestion is to adopt a naming convention as "[estate name] Green" or "[estate name] Pk". For the above examples, if the estate is called Limestone Village, the street would be named "Limestone Village Green" or "Limestone Village Pk".
What are your thoughts?
Mon May 13, 2019 1:29 pm
YanisKyr wrote:It's not very often that you'd see estate names with more than 2 words tbh - have you bumped on any name-trains caused by this practice?
I'd see Maples/Oaks/Sycamores etc merge in the same way as Citywest Village Maples and so on.
In order to cover search results for "23 The Maples", we can add that as an alternative name? So primary Citywest Village Maples and alternative The Maples. Can't think of any examples right now, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are more than one "The Maples" with the same city.
PS: another challenge I thought of but luckily never bumped on is to have an estate with a common street extension in it's name, and a street with the same extension. E.g. "Castlewellan Park" with a road called Park (Castlewellan Park Pk). Thank god Usually these are rather small, and all road segments are called Castlewellan Pk.
Thu May 23, 2019 7:11 am
YanisKyr wrote:...So I went looking, and there is an estate where this has already been applied to - Hansfield Wood in Ongar.
Navigating to this area works great, search results are accurate with both (e.g.) "Hansfield Wood Pk" and "The Park, Hansfield Wood", the phone screen isn't cluttered, and TTS pronounces streets just fine.
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