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mccririck
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:50 pm    Post subject: naming POIs Reply with quote

If you have a school called, say, "Bonnybridge Primary School", why are you guys changing it to "Bonnybridge, Primary School"? Surely it should be either "Bonnybridge, Bonnybridge primary School" or just plain "Bonnybridge Primary School"? Because "Bonnybridge, primary School" implies the name is just "Primary School" and it's in Bonnybridge.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of it is down to keeping the Title as reasonably short as possible (due to the limiting length of text on some devices).

In your example - Bonnybridge Primary School

The sub-category is Schools - therefore there doesn't need to be school in the Title.

The locale is Bonnybridge - therefore the Title starts with 'Bonnybridge, '.

The type of school is 'Primary'.

If there were 2 Primary Schools in one locale then usually each has a distinguishing local name such as 'Bo'ness, Grange Primary' and 'Bo'ness, Deanburn Primary'.

The Schools sub-category was historically intended as a warning only POI, that a school was nearby. In which case it might have been only 'Bonnybridge, Wellpark Terrace'. However, using locale and type means it can be used for warning and navigation.
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