Canonical features for OpenStreetMap
The goal of this project is to maintain a canonical list of commonly used features for suggesting consistent spelling and tagging in OpenStreetMap.
Watch the video from our talk at State of the Map US 2019 to learn more about this project!
You can browse the name-suggestion-index and check Wikidata links for accuracy at https://nsi.guide.
When mappers create features in OpenStreetMap, they are not always consistent about how they
name and tag things. For example, we may prefer
McDonald's tagged as
but we see many examples of other spellings (
Building a canonical feature index allows two very useful things:
The name-suggestion-index is in use in iD when adding a new item
Currently used in:
See the project wiki for details.
We're always looking for help!