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UPDATE NOTE: The below table has been compiled from the previous version, with removals (Some common-names, as they are not acceptable standards) and additions to comply with Australian, (English) Canadian, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States standards.
 
The words abbreviation/s are used below, however refer to both abbreviation/s and acronym/s.
 
  
 
UPDATE NOTE: The below table has been compiled from the previous version, with removals (Some common-names, as they are not acceptable standards) and additions to comply with Australian, (English) Canadian, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States standards.
 
UPDATE NOTE: The below table has been compiled from the previous version, with removals (Some common-names, as they are not acceptable standards) and additions to comply with Australian, (English) Canadian, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States standards.
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==Other Abbreviations==
 
==Other Abbreviations==
''' ''Prefixes, directional abbreviations and other (non-suffix) abbreviations should not be used.'' '''
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''' ''Prefixes, directional abbreviations and other (non-suffix) abbreviations should not be used, except for state/ territory abbreviations & country abbreviations; under ISO 3166-1 alpha-3.'' '''
:*Prefix abbreviations include: Mount (Mt.) (Note: Mount (Mt.) is not the same as Mountain (Mtn.)), and Saint (St.).  
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::Although they are common, can cause issues as variation and overlap exists between naming, usage, and prefix standards (I.e. What words to, and how to, abbreviate).
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1. Prefix abbreviations include: Mount (Mt.), and Saint (St.)
::Therefore a lake named "Lake Clair" would not be abbreviated, while if its documented name was "Clair Lake" it would be.
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Note: Mount (Mt.) is not the same as Mountain (Mtn.).  
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:*Although they are common, can cause issues as variation and overlap exists between naming, usage, and prefix standards (I.e. What words to, and how to, abbreviate).
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:*Therefore a lake named "Lake Clair" would not be abbreviated, while if its documented name was "Clair Lake" it would be.
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2. Directional abbreviations include: East (E), South West (SW), Central (CN), Upper (UP), and Lower (LR).
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:*In addition to not being abbreviated, directions should only be included when they are a part of the documented name, and not a suffix or prefix added at a later stage to describe location or orientation/ direction.
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3. Other abbreviations include: Island (Is.), Quay (Qy), Reserve (Res) and Tunnel (Tunl).
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:*These are acceptable to be used when they are a suffix, but not acceptable when they are place names.
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:*Therefore "King-Tunnel Road" should have tunnel spelt in full, as it refers to a tunnel. While "Queen Tunnel-Road" could have tunnel abbreviated, as tunnel refers to the type of roadway, and is a part of the suffix.
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:*Likewise an Island named "Island Island" would be abbreviated to Island Is.
  
:*Directional abbreviations include: East (E), South West (SW), Central (CN), Upper (UP), and Lower (LR).  
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4. The exception to the above is abbreviations for states and or territories; and countries with their three character abbreviation. These contain correct punctuation. Other regions do not fall under this category.
::In addition to not being abbreviated, directions should only be included when they are a part of the documented name, and not a suffix or prefix added at a later stage to describe location or orientation/ direction.  
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:*For example: California would be abbreviated to C.A. not CA and Victoria to VIC.
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:*Country abbreviations are done under "ISO 3166-1 alpha-3". Further information can be found on Wikipedia. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-3 ISO 3166:])
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:*Other regions include that of Suburbs, Districts, Localities, Shires and special purpose areas. (I.e. Indigenous, Military and Airport areas.)
  
:*Other abbreviations include: Island (Is.), Quay (Qy), Reserve (Res) and Tunnel (Tunl).
 
::These are acceptable to be used when they are a suffix, but not acceptable when they are place names. This includes that or localities and regions.
 
::Therefore "King-Tunnel Road" should have tunnel spelt in full, as it refers to a tunnel. While "Queen Tunnel-Road" could have tunnel abbreviated, as tunnel refers to the type of roadway, and is a part of the suffix.
 
::Likewise an Island named "Island Island" would be abbreviated to Island Is.
 
  
 
==Table Colour/ Color Legend==
 
==Table Colour/ Color Legend==
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|-
 
|Yard || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Yard    || style="background:#FFFFFF;"| ?
 
|Yard || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Yard    || style="background:#FFFFFF;"| ?
|-
 
|Z || ||
 
|}
 
 
==Further Reading==
 
Please refer to the following Waze forum for a "Work in progress" list of abbreviations that are being tested, currently available, and proposed:
 
 
http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15178
 
 
==Table Colour Legend==
 
{| class="wikitable sortable " style="background:white; font-size:80%; margin: 1em auto 1em auto " border="1 "
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Text to Speech Availabilty'''
 
|-
 
| style="background:#66FF33;"| T.T.S. available for T.T.S. supported regions
 
|-
 
| style="background:#FFCC00;"| T.T.S. not-tested
 
|-
 
| style="background:#FF6633;"|T.T.S. not-implemented
 
|}
 
 
==Standard suffix abbreviations==
 
{| class="wikitable sortable " style="background:white; font-size:80%; margin: 1em auto 1em auto " border="1 "
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Suffix name'''
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Standard''' abbreviation
 
|-
 
|Kilometre/ kilometer || style="background:#FFCC00;"| km
 
|-
 
|Metre/ meter || style="background:#FFCC00;"| m
 
|}
 
 
==Standard Suffix Abbreviations==
 
 
'''Notes:'''
 
 
1. Only abbreviate suffixes.
 
:*"The Avenue", "The Green ", and etc. should not be abbreviated.   
 
:*"Circuit Avenue Road" would be abbreviated to Circuit Avenue Rd and not "Cct Ave Rd"
 
:*A road named "Service way" should not be abbreviated, while "Pipeline Service way" should be.
 
 
2. Suffix abbreviations do not contain any punctuation, such as "." (Full-stops) or "-" (Hyphens).
 
 
3. In the event that the original suffix is a plural (I.e contains a "s" at the end) and only its singular form is present as an abbreviation, simply add an "s" to the end of the abbreviation.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable " style="background:white; font-size:80%; margin: 1em auto 1em auto " border="1 "
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Suffix name'''
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Standard''', 4-char. abbreviation
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Alternate''', 3-char. abbreviation
 
|-
 
|A || ||
 
|-
 
|Access || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Accs || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Alley || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ally    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Aly
 
|-
 
|Alleyway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Alwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Amble || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ambl    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Anchorage || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ancg    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Annex || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Approach || style="background:#FFCC00;"| App    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Arcade || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Arc    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Arc
 
|-
 
|Artery || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Art    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Avenue || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ave    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|B || ||
 
|-
 
|Basin || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Basn    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Bayou || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Byu
 
|-
 
|Beach || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Bch    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Bend || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Bend    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Block || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Blk    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Bluff || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Blf
 
|-
 
|Bottom || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Btm
 
|-
 
|Boulevard || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Bvd    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Brace || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Brce    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Brae || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Brae    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Branch || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?  || style="background:#66FF33;"| Br
 
|-
 
|Break || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Brk    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Bridge || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Bdge    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Brook || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Brk
 
|-
 
|Broadway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Bdwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Brow || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Brow    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Burg || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Bg
 
|-
 
|Bypass || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Bypa    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Byway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Bywy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|C || ||
 
|-
 
|Camp || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Cp
 
|-
 
|Canyon || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Cyn
 
|-
 
|Cape || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Cpe
 
|-
 
|Causeway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Caus    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Centre/ Center || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ctr    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Centreway/ Centerway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cnwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Chase || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ch    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Circle || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cir    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Circlet || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Clt    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Circuit || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cct    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Circus || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Crcs    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Cliff || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Clf
 
|-
 
|Close || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cl    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Colonnade || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Clde    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Common || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cmmn    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Concourse || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Con    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Copse || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cps    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Corner || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cnr    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Corso || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cso    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Course || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Crse
 
|-
 
|Court || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ct    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Courtyard || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ctyd    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Cove || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cove    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Creek || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Crk
 
|-
 
|Crescent || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cres    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Crest || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Crst    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Cross || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Crss    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Crossing || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Crsg    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Crossroad || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Crd    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Crossway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cowy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Cruiseway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cuwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Cul-De-Sac || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cds    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Cutting || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Cttg    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Curve || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Curv
 
|-
 
|D || ||
 
|-
 
|Dale || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Dale    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Dam || style="background:#FFCC00;"|?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Dm
 
|-
 
|Dell || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Dell    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Deviation || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Devn    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Dip || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Dip    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Distributor || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Dstr    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Divide || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Dv
 
|-
 
|Drive || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Dr    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Driveway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Drwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|E || ||
 
|-
 
|Edge || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Edge    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Elbow || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Elb    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|End || style="background:#FFCC00;"| End    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Entrance || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ent    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Esplanade || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Esp    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Estate || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Est    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Expressway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Exp    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Extension || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Extn    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|F || ||
 
|-
 
|Fairway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Fawy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Fall || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Fall
 
|-
 
|Fire Track || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ftrk    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Firetrail || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Fitr    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Flat || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Flat    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Follow || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Folw    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Footway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ftwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Foreshore || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Fshr    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Formation || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Form    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Freeway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Fwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Front || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Frnt    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Frontage || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Frtg    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|G || ||
 
|-
 
|Gap || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Gap    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Garden || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Gdn    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Gardens || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Gdns    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Gate || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Gte    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Gates || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Gtes    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Glade || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Gld    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Glen || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Glen    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Grange || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Gra    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Green || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Grn    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Ground || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Grnd    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Grove || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Gr    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Gully || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Gly    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|H || ||
 
|-
 
|Heights || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Hts    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Highroad || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Hrd    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Highway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Hwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Hill || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Hill    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|I || ||
 
|-
 
|Interchange || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Intg    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Intersection || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Intn    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|J || ||
 
|-
 
|Junction || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Jnc    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|K || ||
 
|-
 
|Key || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Key    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|L || ||
 
|-
 
|Landing || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ldg    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Lane || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Lane    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Laneway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Lnwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Lees || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Lees    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Line || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Line    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Link || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Link    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Little || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Lt    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Lookout || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Lkt    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Loop || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Loop    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Lower || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Lwr    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|M || ||
 
|-
 
|Mall || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Mall    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Meander || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Mndr    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Mew || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Mew    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Mews || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Mews    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Motorway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Mwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Mount || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Mt    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Mount || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Mtn
 
|-
 
|N || ||
 
|-
 
|Nook || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Nook    || style="background:#66FF33;"|
 
|-
 
|Neck || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Neck
 
|-
 
|O || ||
 
|-
 
|Orchard || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Orch
 
|-
 
|Outlook || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Otlk    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Oval || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Oval
 
|-
 
|Overpass || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Opas
 
|-
 
|P || ||
 
|-
 
|Parade || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Pde    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Pde
 
|-
 
|Park || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Park    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Pk
 
|-
 
|Parklands || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Pkld    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Parkway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Pkwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Pky
 
|-
 
|Part || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Part    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Pass || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Pass    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Pass
 
|-
 
|Passage || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Psge
 
|-
 
|Path || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Path    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Path
 
|-
 
|Pathway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Phwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Piazza || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Piaz    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Pike || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Pke
 
|-
 
|Pine || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Pne
 
|-
 
|Place || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Pl    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Pl
 
|-
 
|Plain || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Pln
 
|-
 
|Plateau || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Plat    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Plaza || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Plza    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Plz
 
|-
 
|Pocket || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Pkt    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Point || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Pnt    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Pt
 
|-
 
|Port || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Port    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Prt
 
|-
 
|Promenade || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Prom    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Q || ||
 
|-
 
|Quad || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Quad    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Quadrangle || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Qdgl    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Quadrant || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Qdrt    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Quay || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Qy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|R || ||
 
|-
 
|Radial || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Radl
 
|-
 
|Ramble || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rmbl    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Ramp || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ramp    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Ramp
 
|-
 
|Ranch || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Rnch
 
|-
 
|Range || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rnge    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Rapid || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Rpd
 
|-
 
 
|Reach || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rch    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Reserve || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Res    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Rest || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rest    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Rst
 
|-
 
|Retreat || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rtt    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Ride || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ride    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Ridge || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rdge    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Rdge
 
|-
 
|Ridgeway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rgwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Right Of Way || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rowy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Ring || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Ring    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Rise || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rise    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Rise
 
|-
 
|River || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rvr    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Riv
 
|-
 
|Riverway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rvwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Riviera || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rvra    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Road || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rd    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Rd
 
|-
 
|Roadside || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rdsd    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Roadway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rdwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Ronde || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rnde    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Rosebowl || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rsbl    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Rotary || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rty    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Round || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rnd    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Route || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rte    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Rte
 
|-
 
|Row || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Row    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Row
 
|-
 
|Rue || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Rue    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Rue
 
|-
 
|Run || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Run    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Run
 
|-
 
|S || ||
 
|-
 
|Service Way || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Swy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Shoal || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Shl
 
|-
 
|Shore || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Shr
 
 
|-
 
|Skyway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Skwy
 
|-
 
|Siding || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Sdng    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Slope || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Slpe    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Sound || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Snd    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Spring || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Spg
 
|-
 
|Spur || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Spur    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Spur
 
|-
 
|Square || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Sq    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Sq
 
|-
 
|Stairs || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Strs    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Station || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Sta
 
|-
 
|State Highway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Shwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Steps || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Stps    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Strand || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Stra    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Stream || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Strm
 
|-
 
|Street || style="background:#FFCC00;"| St    || style="background:#66FF33;"| St
 
|-
 
|Strip || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Strp    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Subway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Sbwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Summit || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Smt
 
|-
 
|T || ||
 
|-
 
|Tarn || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Tarn    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Terrace || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Tce    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Ter
 
|-
 
|Thoroughfare || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Thor    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Throughway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Thwy
 
|-
 
|Tollway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Tlwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Top || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Top    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Tor || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Tor    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Towers || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Twrs    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Trace || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Trce
 
|-
 
|Track || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Trk    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Trak
 
|-
 
|Trafficway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Trfy
 
|-
 
|Trail || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Trl    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Trl
 
|-
 
|Trailer || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Trlr    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Triangle || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Tri    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Trunkway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Tkwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Tunnel || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Tunl
 
|-
 
|Turn || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Turn    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Turnpike || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Tpk
 
|-
 
|U || ||
 
|-
 
|Underpass || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Upas    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Upas
 
|-
 
|Union || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Un
 
|-
 
|Upper || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Upr    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|V || ||
 
|-
 
|Vale || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Vale    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Valley || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Vly
 
|-
 
|Viaduct || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Vdct    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Vdct
 
|-
 
|View || style="background:#FFCC00;"| View    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Vw
 
|-
 
|Villa || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Vll    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Village || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Vlg
 
|-
 
|Ville || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Vl
 
|-
 
|Vista || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Vsta    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Vis
 
|-
 
|W || ||
 
|-
 
|Wade || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Wade    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Walk || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Walk    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Walk
 
|-
 
|Walkway || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Wkwy    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Water || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Wtr
 
|-
 
|Way || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Way    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Way
 
|-
 
|Well || style="background:#FFCC00;"| ?    || style="background:#66FF33;"| Wl
 
|-
 
|Wharf || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Whrf    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|Wynd || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Wynd    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
|-
 
|X || ||
 
|-
 
|Y || ||
 
|-
 
|Yard || style="background:#FFCC00;"| Yard    || style="background:#66FF33;"| ?
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Z || ||
 
|Z || ||

Revision as of 08:08, 4 March 2013

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Abbreviations & Acronyms

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UPDATE NOTE: The below table has been compiled from the previous version, with removals (Some common-names, as they are not acceptable standards) and additions to comply with Australian, (English) Canadian, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States standards. The words abbreviation/s are used below, however refer to both abbreviation/s and acronym/s.

Other Abbreviations

Prefixes, directional abbreviations and other (non-suffix) abbreviations should not be used, except for state/ territory abbreviations & country abbreviations; under ISO 3166-1 alpha-3.

1. Prefix abbreviations include: Mount (Mt.), and Saint (St.) Note: Mount (Mt.) is not the same as Mountain (Mtn.).

  • Although they are common, can cause issues as variation and overlap exists between naming, usage, and prefix standards (I.e. What words to, and how to, abbreviate).
  • Therefore a lake named "Lake Clair" would not be abbreviated, while if its documented name was "Clair Lake" it would be.

2. Directional abbreviations include: East (E), South West (SW), Central (CN), Upper (UP), and Lower (LR).

  • In addition to not being abbreviated, directions should only be included when they are a part of the documented name, and not a suffix or prefix added at a later stage to describe location or orientation/ direction.

3. Other abbreviations include: Island (Is.), Quay (Qy), Reserve (Res) and Tunnel (Tunl).

  • These are acceptable to be used when they are a suffix, but not acceptable when they are place names.
  • Therefore "King-Tunnel Road" should have tunnel spelt in full, as it refers to a tunnel. While "Queen Tunnel-Road" could have tunnel abbreviated, as tunnel refers to the type of roadway, and is a part of the suffix.
  • Likewise an Island named "Island Island" would be abbreviated to Island Is.

4. The exception to the above is abbreviations for states and or territories; and countries with their three character abbreviation. These contain correct punctuation. Other regions do not fall under this category.

  • For example: California would be abbreviated to C.A. not CA and Victoria to VIC.
  • Country abbreviations are done under "ISO 3166-1 alpha-3". Further information can be found on Wikipedia. (ISO 3166:)
  • Other regions include that of Suburbs, Districts, Localities, Shires and special purpose areas. (I.e. Indigenous, Military and Airport areas.)


Table Colour/ Color Legend

Text to Speech Availabilty
T.T.S. available for T.T.S. supported regions
T.T.S. not-tested
T.T.S. not-implemented
Not abbreviated, T.T.S. available*

Measurement Suffix Abbreviations

Suffix name Standard abbreviation
Kilometre/ kilometer km
Metre/ meter m

Standard Suffix Abbreviations

Notes:

1. Only abbreviate suffixes.

  • "The Avenue", "The Green ", and etc. should not be abbreviated.
  • "Circuit Avenue Road" would be abbreviated to Circuit Avenue Rd and not "Cct Ave Rd"
  • A road named "Service way" should not be abbreviated, while "Pipeline Service way" should be.

2. Suffix abbreviations do not contain any punctuation, such as "." (Full-stops) or "-" (Hyphens).

3. In the event that the original suffix is a plural (I.e contains a "s" at the end) and only its singular form is present as an abbreviation, simply add an "s" to the end of the abbreviation.

Suffix name Standard, 4-char. abbreviation Alternate, 3-char. abbreviation
A
Access Accs  ?
Alley Ally Aly
Alleyway Alwy  ?
Amble Ambl  ?
Anchorage Ancg  ?
Annex  ?  ?
Approach App  ?
Arcade Arc Arc
Artery Art  ?
Avenue Ave
B
Basin Basn
Bayou  ? Byu
Beach Bch
Bend Bend
Block Blk
Bluff  ? Blf
Bottom  ? Btm
Boulevard Bvd
Brace Brce
Brae Brae
Branch  ? Br
Break Brk
Bridge Bdge
Brook  ? Brk
Broadway Bdwy
Brow Brow
Burg  ? Bg
Bypass Bypa
Byway Bywy
C
Camp  ? Cp
Canyon  ? Cyn
Cape  ? Cpe
Causeway Caus
Centre/ Center Ctr
Centreway/ Centerway Cnwy
Chase Ch
Circle Cir
Circlet Clt
Circuit Cct
Circus Crcs
Cliff  ? Clf
Close Cl
Colonnade Clde
Common Cmmn
Concourse Con
Copse Cps
Corner Cnr
Corso Cso
Course  ? Crse
Court Ct
Courtyard Ctyd
Cove Cove
Creek  ? Crk
Crescent Cres
Crest Crst
Cross Crss
Crossing Crsg
Crossroad Crd
Crossway Cowy
Cruiseway Cuwy
Cul-De-Sac Cds
Cutting Cttg
Curve  ? Curv
D
Dale Dale
Dam ? Dm
Dell Dell
Deviation Devn
Dip Dip
Distributor Dstr
Divide  ? Dv
Drive Dr
Driveway Drwy
E
Edge Edge
Elbow Elb
End End
Entrance Ent
Esplanade Esp
Estate Est
Expressway Exp
Extension Extn
F
Fairway Fawy
Fall  ? Fall
Fire Track Ftrk
Firetrail Fitr
Flat Flat
Follow Folw
Footway Ftwy
Foreshore Fshr
Formation Form
Freeway Fwy
Front Frnt
Frontage Frtg
G
Gap Gap
Garden Gdn
Gardens Gdns
Gate Gte
Gates Gtes
Glade Gld
Glen Glen
Grange Gra
Green Grn
Ground Grnd
Grove Gr
Gully Gly
H
Heights Hts
Highroad Hrd
Highway Hwy
Hill Hill
I
Interchange Intg
Intersection Intn
J
Junction Jnc
K
Key Key
L
Landing Ldg
Lane Lane
Laneway Lnwy
Lees Lees
Line Line
Link Link
Little Lt
Lookout Lkt
Loop Loop
Lower Lwr  ?
M
Mall Mall Mall
Manor  ? Mnr
Meadow  ? Mdw
Meander Mndr  ?
Mew Mew  ?
Mill Mill Ml
Motorway Mwy Mtwy
Mount Mt  ?
Mountain  ? Mtn
N
Nook Nook  ?
Neck  ? Neck
O
Orchard  ? Orch
Outlook Otlk  ?
Oval  ? Oval
Overpass  ? Opas
P
Parade Pde Pde
Park Park Pk
Parklands Pkld  ?
Parkway Pkwy Pky
Part Part  ?
Pass Pass Pass
Passage  ? Psge
Path Path Path
Pathway Phwy  ?
Piazza Piaz  ?
Pike  ? Pke
Pine  ? Pne
Place Pl Pl
Plain  ? Pln
Plateau Plat  ?
Plaza Plza Plz
Pocket Pkt  ?
Point Pnt Pt
Port Port Prt
Promenade Prom  ?
Q
Quad Quad  ?
Quadrangle Qdgl  ?
Quadrant Qdrt  ?
Quay Qy  ?
R
Radial  ? Radl
Ramble Rmbl  ?
Ramp Ramp Ramp
Ranch  ? Rnch
Range Rnge  ?
Rapid  ? Rpd
Reach Rch  ?
Reserve Res  ?
Rest Rest Rst
Retreat Rtt  ?
Ride Ride  ?
Ridge Rdge Rdge
Ridgeway Rgwy  ?
Right Of Way Rowy  ?
Ring Ring  ?
Rise Rise Rise
River Rvr Riv
Riverway Rvwy  ?
Riviera Rvra  ?
Road Rd Rd
Roadside Rdsd  ?
Roadway Rdwy  ?
Ronde Rnde  ?
Rosebowl Rsbl  ?
Rotary Rty  ?
Round Rnd  ?
Route Rte Rte
Row Row Row
Rue Rue Rue
Run Run Run
S
Service Way Swy  ?
Shoal  ? Shl
Shore  ? Shr
Skyway  ? Skwy
Siding Sdng  ?
Slope Slpe  ?
Sound Snd  ?
Spring  ? Spg
Spur Spur Spur
Square Sq Sq
Stairs Strs  ?
Station  ? Sta
State Highway Shwy  ?
Steps Stps  ?
Strand Stra  ?
Stream  ? Strm
Street St St
Strip Strp  ?
Subway Sbwy  ?
Summit  ? Smt
T
Tarn Tarn  ?
Terrace Tce Ter
Thoroughfare Thor  ?
Throughway  ? Thwy
Tollway Tlwy  ?
Top Top  ?
Tor Tor  ?
Towers Twrs  ?
Trace  ? Trce
Track Trk Trak
Trafficway  ? Trfy
Trail Trl Trl
Trailer Trlr  ?
Triangle Tri  ?
Trunkway Tkwy  ?
Tunnel  ? Tunl
Turn Turn  ?
Turnpike  ? Tpk
U
Underpass Upas Upas
Union  ? Un
Upper Upr  ?
V
Vale Vale  ?
Valley  ? Vly
Viaduct Vdct Vdct
View View Vw
Villa Vll  ?
Village  ? Vlg
Ville  ? Vl
Vista Vsta Vis
W
Wade Wade  ?
Walk Walk Walk
Walkway Wkwy  ?
Water Wtr Wtr
Way Way Way
Well Well Wl
Wharf Whrf  ?
Wynd Wynd  ?
X
Y
Yard Yard  ?
Z

Further Reading

Please refer to the following Waze forum for a "Work in progress" list of abbreviations that are being tested, currently available, and proposed:

http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15178