Sunday, January 8, 2023

Etymology of Field Names on Open Street Map

Adding the origin of fieldnames to OpenStreetMap is a great opportunity for people interested in local history to record the history of their place in an easily accessible place and helps other people understand some of the more obscure fieldnames. Many thanks to all the people who have already tirelessly added fieldnames to OpenStreetMap!!! 00:00 Introduction 03:05 Naming by shape 04:05 Naming by size 04:47 Naming by crop or farm animal 09:25 Former owners' names 11:17 Naming after man made structures (lime kilns, castles, graveyards...) 29:30 Natural features (waterbodies, wildlife, changes in altitude...)

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