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Full disclosure: I'm brand new at this. Most of the roads around me are not labeled, so I thought I'd give it a crack.

A certain length of a road near me is named one thing, and then it changes to something else as you drive on it. How do you define the beginning and ending points of a certain name of a street? In the map editor, I click on the road and the whole road highlights. But I want to name only 1/2 the road because the other half is named something else.

How do I do this?

asked 10 Feb '14, 00:22

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You'll need to divide the road at the point where something changes. If you look at the answer to a similar question here you can see a picture showing how to do it.

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answered 10 Feb '14, 09:47

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Make sure where the streetname changes exactly ! For instance at a crossing, but above all at a new street name sign. If there's no node just add one at that spot of the way. And use you’re editor to select the node, cut the way at the selected node and add the specific name afterwards to both ways and save it.

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answered 10 Feb '14, 09:08

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