davidg666 wrote:I hope we get county support from Waze soon (although I wouldn't hold my breath!) so that we don't have to clutter the map with too many extended/bracketed names - especially when some places have similar sizes and the first one on the map gets the unadorned name.
True, will be waiting a long time though i'd say!
I think the definition of "a few" doesn't matter too much, so long as they're in the centre of the city in question; I notice Waze seems to navigate you to what looks like the geographical centre of a city if you just give it the city name as a destination.
In Dublin we just have one or two small streets that are off O'Connell St with "Dublin" for the city, although most of the rest of the inner city is marked as "Dublin 1" and "Dublin 2" for want of a better name. I don't think this looks particularly good, but I suppose it's still the best choice.
I think llayden put a single segment of locked street under the landmark of GPO named just "Dublin" but I don't think that worked. I tried the same thing with the main post office in Cork, without success
I agree that the post office itself shouldn't determine the presence (or otherwise) of a settlement (although if it is there, then it's a handy indicator), which is why I suggested the name signs on the approach. From what I've observed around Kilkenny/Wexford most places that I thought were worth labelling had name signs.
I guess that, since we use townland names as road names for small rural roads, those would suffice for navigation in these areas - Waze seems happy to route to a road named after a townland, which is handy. It must not use Bing for finding locations here, like it does in other countries.
Anyway: for these situations where there is a small settlement that doesn't have either a post office or name signs, then I think we could leave it up to the discretion of the editor: if they feel that it's a settlement worth marking, then they can do so, otherwise it can be left out. One thing that I'd like to avoid is giving long stretches of rural road a city name, because this then shades the map on the client (and in the editor, if the city layer is turned on) and gives the impression that there's an urban area there when there isn't - and when it's done frequently it makes the map look quite cluttered.
Ya. The Post Office is a relevant indictor and will be the main indicator in a lot of cases. You're right that most relevant places will have street signs.
The local editor will know best in the end.
Only issue with townlands of course is that there is even more duplication there than there is with village names, but at least there is no exclusivity on their use. (so many developers in last few years were really unimaginative when it came to naming new estates: there are loads named after trees! So the duplication problem won't just be limited to town lands!)