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1. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Maybe it's me, but I couldn't get the city of Swansea, Wales to appear on my travel map. Could it be that it's not in the database?

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6091 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Well, what do you know, it was missing. There were about 10 other Swansea's, but not the one that matters. Also another dozen or so people who added it in manualy.

I've added it in under United Kingdom, as that's consistent with the rest of the database. It may not show up easily right away, due to caching, but it should eventually.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 6091 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Actually, this gets stranger.. Cardiff isn't in there either . I now wonder if any welsh cities are

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 6091 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Ok fixed Cardiff also. Other towns appear to be there.. just checked some random ones like Aberdare, Mountain Ash and Pontypridd and they're all in place.. weird!

Actually wait.. I see. Cardiff is listed as Caerdydd. And Swansea was listed as Abertawe. Yeah, that's useful!

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5027 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Peter

Actually wait.. I see. Cardiff is listed as Caerdydd. And Swansea was listed as Abertawe. Yeah, that's useful!

That'd be my fault. I pruned away all alternate names from the database for displaying on the map (of course, that was before we primarily used the autocomplete mechanism for finding location names, for which those alternate names are actually useful).
I don't know how it's possible that the Welsh name got preference over the international name, as I'm pretty certain I had the query run in such a way that the international names were the ones retained - but then again, there was a lot of weirdness in the original data set, so maybe these particular names weren't correctly marked as the international names.

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 6091 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sander

[quote=Peter]I don't know how it's possible that the Welsh name got preference over the international name, as I'm pretty certain I had the query run in such a way that the international names were the ones retained - but then again, there was a lot of weirdness in the original data set, so maybe these particular names weren't correctly marked as the international names.

I'm guessing they were indeed marked as the international name. Peculiar for sure.

7. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Damned you all.

My cunning plan to only have real names in the homeland has been foiled by the Dutch!

Btw

Aberdare, Mountain Ash and Pontypridd and they're all in place.. weird!

wouldn't make much difference as they are the generally used Welsh versions anyway (the Welsh for Mountain Ash is almost never used). You want to check if places like Casnewydd, Wrecsam, Caergybi, Yr Waddfa, Abermaw, Pen-y-Bont etc are listed. If they are, you are missing the more frequently used "english"/international names

8. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Peter

Well, what do you know, it was missing. There were about 10 other Swansea's, but not the one that matters. Also another dozen or so people who added it in manualy.

As someone who just travelled to Swansea, Arizona, I resent the concept that only Welsh Swansea's count... ;)