City Name Changes

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City Name Changes

Postby DallasGrant » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:18 pm

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Minnesota is littered with poorly named cities. It looks ugly on the map and can cause confusion with users and editors alike.

    1 - If you know of any cities with a (2) at the end or says Greater XXX Area.
    2 - If it is a township name and not a city, we should put Twp at the end.
    3 - If the town currently has the full name Township at the end, we should change it to Twp to make it look cleaner in the map

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Last edited by DallasGrant on Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:36 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: City Name Changes

Postby DallasGrant » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:53 am

Here is a list I have already set for correction

High Forest
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
Change to High Forest Twp

Marion
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
To Marion Twp

Greater Eyota Area
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
to Eyota Twp

Greater Dover Area
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
to Dover Twp

St. Charles Township
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
to St. Charles Twp

Utica
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
to Utica Twp

Utica (2)
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
to Utica

Greater Elba Area
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
to Elba Twp

Norton
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
to Norton Twp

Greater Rollingstone Area
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
to Rollingstone Twp

Greater Mantorville Area
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
Merged with Mantorville Township and then changed to Mantorville Twp

Wasioja Township
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
to Wasioja Twp

St. Mary
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
Merged with St. Mary Township and changed to St. Mary Twp

Greater Janesville
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
Merged with Janesville Township and renamed to Janesville Twp

Beauford Township
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
Deleted

Pleasant Mound
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
Deleted

Shelby
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
Deleted

San Francisco
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
San Francisco Twp

Louisville Twp, Scott Co.
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
Deleted

Traverse Township
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
to Traverse Twp

Saint Peter
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
Merged with St. Peter and keeping St. Peter name

Greater Kasota Area
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
Merged with Kasota Township and renaming to Kasota Twp

Greater Cleveland Area
https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 981&zoom=3
Merged with Cleveland Township and renamed to Cleveland Twp

I still have lots to add, but that was a start
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Re: City Name Changes

Postby DallasGrant » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:42 am

USPS standard is actually to always spell out the word Saint, but I agree it should just be St. Louis Park for visual purposes if nothing else ... I will be submitting a request to merge the two city names to one ... no need for two ... any abbreviation to the word Saint always needs a period.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention ... I see that city is recognized by all three in the live map ... that looks so ugly seeing all three spelling lol
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Re: City Name Changes

Postby DallasGrant » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:43 pm

Thank you, I have that submitted. This normally takes at least 3 Months to see anything happen here
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Re: City Name Changes

Postby GadgetJ » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:55 am

Please submit Greater Big Lake Area in Sherburne County, which is really a mixture of Elk River and Big Lake according to the Sherburne Co GIS.

I have a UR caused by this issue. GIS says it is in Elk River, but Waze thinks this is Greater Big Lake Area so it routes miles away to the Elk River proper area.

*Edit: (2) I am adding Becker Township to the list as well. Do we need it? Do we need the name changed to Twp?

What will this process do to the addresses in this Greater Area?

(3) This area of Anoka County is listed as Linwood in Waze, Linwood Township in GIS, and Stacy by the USPS & Google. It causes Waze to use the Google pin for 23501 Neches St NE, <Stacy>, MN. The city layer here colors the map with many colors. What can be done to better align this area for address searches?
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Re: City Name Changes

Postby karrows » Fri May 29, 2015 4:34 pm

This is a big task seeing how bad many areas there are on the map now.

I'd note that all of the Townships in Pine County are a mess. The bad part is Pine County doesn't have any online GIS systems at all. I own a pine county plat book I use to find public hunting lands, which is why all of the parks are mapped out in Pine County in Waze.

Many of the townships did not have township in the name before I started editing up there years ago. So all of places like Danforth, Arna, Park, Partidge, all of those large square cities should add on Twp. When I edited up there I started adding Township to the city names on streets, (I'll start using Twp instead from now on). So most of the areas that say XXX Township are from my edits, and they are verified by my pine county book.
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Re: City Name Changes

Postby psubrian » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:52 am

DG,

Not sure if this is where you want City changes to be listed, but I have a minor correction I'd like to see made. The name is "St. Louis Park". I've seen it listed as Saint Louis Park, St. Louis Park, and St Louis Park. I'm going to make the argument that the city itself on their website does not spell out Saint and they use a period after it. Plus, the state of Minnesota has it listed as St. Louis Park (http://mn.gov/portal/government/local/cities/#S)

The cities layer in Waze has both St. Louis Park and St Louis Park. Let's pick one and stick with it. Will this help with the multiple URs of St. Louis Park vs Minneapolis? I have no idea, but it certainly can't hurt, right?

Now the frustrating this is USPS.com will list both SAINT LOUIS PARK MN and ST LOUIS PARK MN as being acceptable alternates for 55416.

Thoughts?
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Re: City Name Changes

Postby psubrian » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:45 am

Dallas,

Hassan Township no longer exists. It was absorbed by the City of Rogers. I know it'll take a while to get changed, but this should be submitted to the proper channels to remove Hassan. This was effective as of January 1, 2012.

As an interesting side note, Hennepin became the state’s first county without a township, although others in the metro area were not far behind as of 1/1/12.
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