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I just persuaded a friend to install the June 2016 OSM maps for Thailand. His Kenwood OEM Garmin unit had very old maps and missed a significant amount of road development. However, his old data set had road names for everything. I am now in the dog house as the 2016 OSM data set has minimal road names.

I never paid much attention as I use them for adventure biking and I only need navigable tracks. Are road names just not included in the data set?

asked 04 Jul '16, 10:46

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Can you zoom in from http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=5/14.881/95.295 to a place where there's a probem with a road name? That would help people tell whether it was a problem with the map data or with the conversion to Garmin format.

It would also be useful to know which "June 2016 OSM Maps" you installed. Lots of different people produce Garmin maps based on OSM data with lots of different features.

(04 Jul '16, 10:53) SomeoneElse ♦

The data set used is from garmin.openstreetmap.nl 13-05-2016 is the release date.

As for a location, Klaeng, Rayong is the example my buddy brought up. N12.78132, E101.64783 I have cranked up the detail setting as you can just make out with the attached image. All the roads are named "road' when I know them to be labelled correctly in the old ESRI Garmin set from 2010 as Thetsaban 1, 2 etc.ScreenGrab from BaseCamp

I think I remember the previous release of the TH dataset from this source as having street names, but am not sure. I wondered if this was a simple 'forgot to select layer' for the export or similar easy to make error... Hope so :) the simple stuff is the simplest to omit...

Many thanks.

(04 Jul '16, 11:31) DualSportBiker

Those street names are missing from OpenStreetMap because no-one has added them yet.

Here's an example near your Dunkin' Donuts. OpenStreetMap knows only that it's a residential street, not what the name is. Names typically get added to OpenStreetMap by people like you who know the area. Once the names have been added look out for an update date at garmin.openstreetmap.nl after that, and you'll be able to download a map with those names on.

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