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in Ireland I occasionally encounter long roads/streets which have the same name for several kilometres but which have additional names (usually ... Terrace") for short stretches, usually between neighbouring side streets.

I looked through the help section but couldn't find anything on such a situation.



The R876 is called Lewis Road for quite a way. Additionally, there are street signs calling the bit just south of Sunnyhill lower "York Terrace", the bit to the north "Emmet's Terrace".

I've no idea how to handle this.

asked 23 Jul '14, 11:11

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If a road has two names, tag the less common name using alt_name.

To tag only a section of a road, you need to split the osm way first (using the scisors on a node in iD or "p" in JOSM... can't recall how this is done in Potlach2 but it shouldn't be hard to find).

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answered 23 Jul '14, 11:47

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Thanks - no problem in Potlatch 2, but as I just decided to change editors, maybe this'll be the first thing I'll do in JOSM tonight.

(23 Jul '14, 14:16) Marabu_Too
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