|used to mark the absence of a name, where something really does not have a name in reality|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: In use|
|Tools for this tag|
noname=yes can be used to mark the absence of a name i.e. where something really does not have a name in reality. This is to distinguish it from the situation where the name=* tag is missing due to incomplete OpenStreetMap data (a common situation, caused by for example sketching over Bing Aerial Imagery)
NoName map layers highlight our progress gathering the names of streets, and gives rough indication of whether streets have actually been surveyed (proper mapping). One of the main points of this noname=yes tag would be to allow such tools to exclude streets from the highlighting where they genuinely have no name.
This tag was discussed as one of several alternatives under discussion at Proposed features/Noname. It seems to have won.
- noname layer of qa.poole.ch, see Qa.poole.ch_(QA_tool).