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I am currently writing a free listings guide to Astana and would like to incorporate the excellent map you have of the city. I will course follow the attribution rules you set out.

I just had a question regarding the information in the map: I've noticed that the street names are all in Russian. Would it be permissible to overlay alongside them, the names in English?


Alan J Thompson

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What do you mean by "overlay"? Do you mean to add data to the OSM database? Do you mean to do such a change to your own copy of the database and then render your own map of it? Do you mean to manually edit a static (screenshot) of a OSM-based map? Are you aware that some streets may have English names in the data (but not shown on our default map)? Note that automatic transliteration is possible if you just want to change the alphabet.

(23 Apr '17, 13:22) aseerel4c26 ♦

Hi Alan J Thompson, you’re allowed or welcome to add the English names to the map according these rules But how is it possible to have an English name in Astana ? Just translating the names won’t do. Another problem is that name signs of the streets will be Kazakhs’ as such in Cyrillic script ? What do you make of м-н. Самал ? Search for a native speaker living in your region who’s willing to help you to translate the main streets which are mentioned in your guide into English and leave the otherones.

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