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Re: RI Effort: Important Places

Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:49 pm

TheLastTaterTot wrote:Those are considered national chains and a standard has been set for them already by a group of people working on "Place Name Harmonization." When RI has its mapraid (in the near future), we will be able to apply those standards here. :)


The NE region list is available, if you want to start. You don't need to wait for a MapRaid to start it. :D 8-)

Re: RI Effort: Important Places

Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:42 pm

The NE region list is available, if you want to start. You don't need to wait for a MapRaid to start it. :D 8-)


For various reasons, I would advise "not yet." But indeed, there are some names that have been mostly standardized... Though for some businesses, the details might be subject to change (e.g., do we include "DD" as an alt for Dunkin' Donuts? What is the primary category? Coffee shop or fast food?)

Re: RI Effort: Important Places

Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:26 am

Going back to local names we've got Cumberland Farms and D'Angelos and Papa Ginos...
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