- 1 Place Name Harmonization
- 1.1 South Central Region (SCR - AR|LA|MS|OK|TX)
- 1.2 Southwest Region (SWR - AZ|CA|CO|NM|NV|UT)
- 1.3 Great Lakes Region (GLR - IL|IN|MI|OH|WI)
- 1.4 South Atlantic Region (SAT - KY|NC|SC|TN)
- 1.5 Southeast Region (SER - FL|AL|GA)
- 1.6 New England Region (NER - CT|ME|MA|NH|VT|RI)
- 1.7 Mid Atlantic Region (MAR - DC|MD|VA|WV)
- 1.8 Hawaii Region (HI)
- 1.9 United States (US)
- 1.10 Territories Region (ATR - AS|GU|MP|PR|VI)
Place Name Harmonization
The primary purpose of Place Name Harmonization (PNH) is to provide a consistent and optimal user search experience in the app. The goal is to maximize the likelihood that a user will be able to quickly find what they are searching for, first in Instant results, then in full search. When a business name is harmonized a standard (State, Region or National) is made for the primary name, alternative names if appropriate, descriptions, website link and other details as necessary.
A minimum of 5-10 locations is usually preferred before a business is harmonized. If a business is expected to grow beyond this number then early submission makes sense.
The PNH process starts with map editors submitting a request for harmonization of a business. This submission is reviewed by regional moderators and can be made national if appropriate. Due to complexities of how businesses may operate in different regions, occasionally a businesses may have different nuances in each region. If you have a question about a business please feel free to contact your regional PNH moderator listed below.
The WME Place Harmonizer (WMEPH) script is available to help editors choose the harmonized name for businesses, as well as to help fill and format other place fields.
South Central Region (SCR - AR|LA|MS|OK|TX)
Southwest Region (SWR - AZ|CA|CO|NM|NV|UT)
Plains Region (PLN - IA|KS|MN|MO|NE|ND|SD)
NorthWest Region (NWR - WA|OR|ID|MT|WY|AK)
Great Lakes Region (GLR - IL|IN|MI|OH|WI)
South Atlantic Region (SAT - KY|NC|SC|TN)
Southeast Region (SER - FL|AL|GA)
New England Region (NER - CT|ME|MA|NH|VT|RI)
Northeast Region (NOR - DE|NY|NJ|PA)
Mid Atlantic Region (MAR - DC|MD|VA|WV)
Hawaii Region (HI)
United States (US)
NO NEED TO INCLUDE ON NATIONAL PLACES SUBPAGE