[Openstreetmap-dev] More on GPX schema

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Wed Sep 21 18:37:27 BST 2005

SteveC <steve at asklater.com>@vr.ucl.ac.uk on 21/09/2005 17:55:31

Please respond to SteveC <steve at asklater.com>

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>Yes, changing name to number. 'name' keyval as name cml tag I'm not so
>sure about.

CML... do you mean GPX?

> <trk>
> <number>50521</number>
> <name>Lodge Road</name>
> ......
> The GPX schema also includes a <desc> (user description) tag. If we're
> Steve's suggestion for representing keys and values as a semicolon


> list, they could go in the <desc> tag. The name should perhaps be
> from the key/value list, as a name is a pretty fundamental feature of
> road.

Hrm. Good point.

>This is what streets do, and more flexibly. A street is an ordered set
>of segments. Or will be, anyway.

So will the plan be to have a street represented by one <trk> element, with
a series of <trkseg>s representing each segment? That sounds sensible.


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