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Hi, I am new to OSM editing. I am adding hamlets that are missing in my locality. Do I need to join the marker for the place name physically to the line for the road for it to be found on a satnav, or is just adjacent to it ok? I hope you can understand what I mean.

Thanks in advance.

asked 02 Apr '22, 09:33

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Please don't join place nodes to ways. I usually try to put then at the center of the place, in some kind of common ground.


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answered 02 Apr '22, 09:54

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Just to add to this, any half-decent satnav or other router will happily navigate to the nearest road (or path or whatever) to the thing that it is trying to get to.

I normally add a place node where the "centre of the place is". That might be the town square, or it might be somewhere else.

(02 Apr '22, 10:00) SomeoneElse ♦

OK, thank you very much, I suspected as much, but just wanted it confirmed before I started off on the wrong foot!

(02 Apr '22, 12:08) Cartman22

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(02 Apr '22, 12:12) H_mlet
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