[Live-demo] Standard Postgres database name?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 04:54:54 PDT 2010

Alex Mandel wrote:
> On 06/25/2010 01:26 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Brian Hamlin wrote:
>>> Hi All-
>>> There is a database in Postgres called osm_barcelona
>>> as a result of an import..
>>> is this the name we want, fro examples to rely on?
>>> Alex mentioned just now osm_local or osm_city as possibilities
>>> I think we ought to settle this quickly in order to move on
>> Brian, good comment. I agree that we should use a generic name so we
>> don't have to change examples every year.
>> In install_gisdata.sh we are using the name "feature_city.osm".
>> So I suggest using "osm_feature_city", unless you have a better name, in
>> which case change the name in install_gisdata.sh too.
> Shouldn't the name of the database be generic like feature_city and the
> table be called something like osm. It seems more appropriate as we may
> import other data for the same area. Likewise a few select items could
> also be imported into a database called "global".
> It a semantic game I think to refine the best names, 1st in my mind is
> local as it contrasts against global, note we could also keep the data
> in folders by the same names.
> So maybe a couple more days of thoughts and ideas before we settle.
Sounds reasonable.

Alex, Brian, I'll weigh out on this and back whatever you suggest.

Cameron Shorter
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