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mitis



Joined: 28/08/2014 08:33:04
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Hello.

My first post, so let me quickly say: THIS DATABASE ROCKS! I'm simply amazed by the level of detail. Much admiration to everyone that build it.

Region names in Poland contain polish word "region" (Województwo) in them. It's the same, as if regions in US would be called:
5090174 | New Hampshire Region
5101760 | New Jersey Region
5128638 | New York Region
5165418 | Ohio Region
etc.

To be sure, by "region" I mean: A.ADM1 first-order administrative division.

So, instead of:
regionId | ascii name
858785 | Wojewodztwo Lubelskie
858786 | Wojewodztwo Malopolskie
858787 | Wojewodztwo Mazowieckie
858788 | Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie
858789 | Wojewodztwo Podlaskie
858790 | Wojewodztwo Swietokrzyskie
858791 | Wojewodztwo Warminsko-Mazurskie
3337492 | Wojewodztwo Dolnoslaskie
3337493 | Wojewodztwo Lodzkie
3337494 | Wojewodztwo Lubuskie
3337495 | Wojewodztwo Opolskie
3337496 | Wojewodztwo Pomorskie
3337497 | Wojewodztwo Slaskie
3337498 | Wojewodztwo Wielkopolskie
3337499 | Wojewodztwo Zachodniopomorskie
3337500 | Wojewodztwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie

it should be:

regionId | ascii name
858785 | Lubelskie
858786 | Malopolskie
858787 | Mazowieckie
858788 | Podkarpackie
858789 | Podlaskie
858790 | Swietokrzyskie
858791 | Warminsko-Mazurskie
3337492 | Dolnoslaskie
3337493 | Lodzkie
3337494 | Lubuskie
3337495 | Opolskie
3337496 | Pomorskie
3337497 | Slaskie
3337498 | Wielkopolskie
3337499 | Zachodniopomorskie
3337500 | Kujawsko-Pomorskie

This creates unnecessary duplicate of the word "Wojewodztwo" in context in which it is presented.

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marc



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Check out the alternate names table.

Marc

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mitis



Joined: 28/08/2014 08:33:04
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I don't look for alternate names, I only pointed that out to correct the names for other users, especially those outside Poland.






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