arthurohara wrote:Any ideas on how we can get Dublin noted. See same in London and most main cities in UK.
Good question - the short answer is that I don't really know. Limerick, Waterford and Ennis all show up fine on the Live Map, but Kilkenny (for example) doesn't. I notice that the footprint of Ennis in the editor is far larger than the town itself, however. I speculate that any area physically large enough where all the road segments have the same city name will show up - but our larger cities are divided into suburbs (as I think they should be).
I think in New Zealand they've experimented in Auckland with having suburbs AND having the overall city name on very major roads. I'm not sure how well that's worked out.
I wonder (still speculating...
) if we just made the segments of the M50 have "Dublin" for a city name whether that would work for us. The risk there is that we'd have a big "city" that overlaps all the suburbs, so I'm not sure how it'd work. I'm also not sure if that would confuse traffic reports that currently say useful things like "between Clondalkin and Ballymount". If they start saying "between Dublin and Dublin" then they might become useless.
How about an experiment: let's give "Dublin" as the city name to the M50 segments and wait for a map tile update and then see how it looks? If it doesn't work well, we can undo the change - most M50 segments should have no city name set at the moment.