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Can anyone tell me why the word 'Fareham' appears in rendered map here ( There seems to be no node at that location, which is several miles from either Fareham town or the Fareham borough boundary. I would correct it if I knew what to correct. Any help would be appreciated.

asked 22 Apr '13, 20:01

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There is an area with this name: details:

  • name :Fareham
  • ref: Fareham
  • source: naptan_import
  • public_transport: pay_scale_area

A quick search on the wiki gave this page : Problems should be reported to "the mailing list". But I have no idea which list is meant.

Maybe it can be discussed on that mailing to change the name to something that includes "pay scale area" ?

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answered 22 Apr '13, 20:34

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edited 22 Apr '13, 20:47

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There are loads of these Naptan pay-scale areas in OSM. The rendering is a bit silly, in that the name is rendered along the boundary, but the boundary itself is not rendered. They're UK-specific, so perhaps Talk-GB would be the best mailing list to raise the issue on. Or possibly Talk-transit (

(22 Apr '13, 20:53) sdoerr

See which has been marked as a duplicate of which is related to - there are a number of Mapnik stylesheet issues which will hopefully be addressed after the hopefully imminent switch to the carto based style - see "Tackle the backlog" mention at

(22 Apr '13, 21:00) EdLoach ♦

Clearly it's a rendering issue and is already known, so there is nothing to correct in the database. Thanks to all who helped.

(01 May '13, 18:47) Madryn

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