Hi My local area has been given the wrong area name. I'd like to change that, but can only see how to edit the street name itself rather than the area name, and the area tool is only for things like parks and lakes(??).

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asked 13 Jun '13, 11:22

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Is this the area we are discussing? http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=56.483549&lon=-2.853248&zoom=18&layers=M

(Wild guess: You see something like Balmossie but it should be something else.)

(13 Jun '13, 11:41) gnurk
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That's the one ;) It extends further to the East. Balmossie is the area north of the A92, this area should be Panmurefield... Any ideas where/if I can edit that field and specify the area it covers?

(13 Jun '13, 13:02) teoclaid

alt textIdeally draw a polygon of the area and tag that. you could then copy over the node data to the polygon. That should fix the issue, it may take a while for the new polygon to work correctly in search box. see https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/5745/town-nodes-and-polygons-that-fail-to-confine-the-name-within-an-area

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answered 13 Jun '13, 13:21

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edited 13 Jun '13, 14:15

Thank you Andy, I'll have a look over that information and give it a go!

(13 Jun '13, 13:24) teoclaid
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the added pic is using the Potlatch2 editor on a win7 PC

(13 Jun '13, 14:18) andy mackey
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Thanks Andy - just made the edit and it's showing correctly now.

(14 Jun '13, 13:53) teoclaid

Might want to mark the issue as solved. :)

(14 Jun '13, 14:03) stf
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