[Tagging] Using route=road to group the segments of a street(was: Re: Reasons for associatedStreet?)
osm at inbox.org
Fri Sep 3 17:41:55 BST 2010
On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 11:55 AM, John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
> One thing to remember, as well, is that there are likely to be differences of opinion on
> whether disjoint segments are to be considered part of the same street or not. For
> example, the street I live on was divided into two separated sections about 50 years ago,
> when an Interstate highway was built. I consider both segments to be part of the same
> street, but others might well differ.
Yes, this an extremely common situation in the United States (and
quite a pain for emergency services, or at least it was in the pre-GPS
> Also, there are several occurrences in Nashville, Tennessee (where I live) of different,
> unrelated streets that share names, due to the city expanding over time and including
> what had once been separate communities. So, having any sort of automated process
> join these streets in a relation based upon shared names would result in confusion.
Can you give two or three examples, so I can file them as a reference
on this topic. Or maybe add them to a wiki page discussing the topic.
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