Standard Names changed in Germany
I just saw that the *standard names* for most of the German towns I'm researching have been changed by the the FS places administrators. For example-
Was: Waldzell, Steinfeld, Main-Spessart, Bayern, Deutschland
Is: Waldzell, Steinfeld, Landkreis Main-Spessart, Bayern, Deutschland
That's like adding the word "County" to a US place name.
Does anyone know why this was done?
Does any one have a contact in the FS places group that might be able to answer?
I'd like to ask what their goals for the places database are so I can stop chasing my tail trying to keep up.