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ludaw



Joined: 20/08/2009 11:27:24
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Hi Marc,

here are some tricky updates for Russia:

* a new region (ADM1) has been created in 2008 : the "Zabaykalsky Krai", as a result of a merger of Chitinskaya Oblast' and Aginskiy Buryatskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug.
=> Chitinskaya Oblast'(ADM1, id: 2025333) should be replaced by "Zabaykalsky Krai"
=> Aginskiy Buryatskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug (ADM1, id: 2028094) is now Aginskiy Buryatskiy Okrug (ADM2), under the newly formed Zabaykalsky Krai


* Same thing for the Kamchatka Krai (ADM1), which has been created from the merge of Kamchatskaya Oblast' and Koryakskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug
=> Kamchatskaya Oblast' (ADM1, id: 2125072) should be replaced by "Kamchatka Krai"
=> Koryakskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug (ADM1, id: 2124279) is now Koryakskiy Okrug (ADM2), under the newly formed Kamchatka Krai


* Status of autonomous Okrug have changed in the '90:
- Taymyrskiy (Dolgano-Nenetskiy) Avtonomnyy Okrug (ADM1, id: 1489879) is now "Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District" (ADM2) in Krasnodarskiy Kray (ADM1, id: 542415)
- Evenkiyskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug (ADM1, id: 1506922) is now Evenkiysky District (ADM2) in Krasnoyarsk Krai (ADM1, id: 542415 as well)
- Ust'-Ordynskiy Buryatskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug (ADM1, id: 2013895) is now Ust-Orda Buryat Okrug (ADM2) in Irkutskaya Oblast' (ADM1, id: 2023468 )

Best,
Ludovic
ludaw



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Hello Marc,

without any answer from you, I assumed I could make the changes mentioned above.

Regards,
Ludovic
ludaw



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Hello Marc,

I'm having a problem with previous changes.
I only changed names (ex: Chitinskaya Oblast'replaced by "Zabaïkalski Krai"), but the admin divisions remain.

Ex : now the "Zabaïkalski Krai" is marked as Russia>Tsjita (the former division) instead of being directly marked under Russia>Zabaïkalski Krai.

How can I proceed?

Regards
Ludovic
marc



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Hi Ludovic

The name displayed as adm1 region is not updated immediately. It takes some days till the update takes effect as it needs a restart of the application and a new build of the admin name cache.


Marc

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ludaw



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Actually, I made these changes on the 23/01...
marc



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the alternate names have been changed today. The name displayed is the name from the alternate names marked as 'short' and/or 'preferred' in the English language (or the language requested by the service). The 'main' name is only used for display when no alternate names are available for the requested language.

Marc

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ludaw



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I came back today on these divisions and noticed that alternate names for the regions I modified were obsolete since they applied to the previous regions. That's why I deleted the alternates for Zabaïkalski.

But the problem is that Zabaïkalski is indicated under Russia>Tsijta (obsolete region) instead of Russia>Zabaïkalski. Unfortunately, I can't change this.

Same problem for Kamchatka Krai.

marc



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The alternate names are used to determine the name to be displayed and it takes some hours or days for changed in the alternate names to become visible. The main name is only used when there are no alternate names.


Marc

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