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I was looking for Washington County Rhode Island but for some reason in OSM its named South County. It does show Washington County as an alternative name. Is there any way to fix this? To make the official name Washington County.

asked 01 Feb '23, 03:09

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can the name key be changed to Washington? I had exported data from OSM and in analyzing it I couldn't figure out why I couldn't find the admin district (County) named "Washington" in RI. It's confusing this way. Do you know if it can be changed? Because when you export the data from OSM it's South County and not Washington County.

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answered 01 Feb '23, 17:56

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edited 01 Feb '23, 17:58

The official_name is already set as "Washington County". Wikipedia states that it is "known locally as "South County", and that's likely why it is set that way in the 'name' key.

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answered 01 Feb '23, 12:29

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