[OSM-dev] [PATCH] make JOSM validator plugin ignore unnamed motorway_link

Shaun McDonald shaunmcdonald131 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 01:42:28 BST 2007

On 1 Jun 2007, at 23:51, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:

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> Shaun McDonald wrote:
>> On 1 Jun 2007, at 23:10, Dave Hansen wrote:
>>> The validator plugin likes to warn that highway=motorway_link  
>>> ways are
>>> unnamed.  I was under the impression that they aren't intended to be
>>> named.  This patch makes these warnings go away.
>> Shouldn't they be name with the motorway junction number/name?
>> Same goes for trunk_link and primary_link.
> Why? I've been tagging the node of the motorway which is the actual
> point where the motorway_link leaves the motorway as junction_ref/ 
> name.
> Are people tagging the motorway_link with that information?

How is this information currently drawn on the maps? Is is it drawn  
at all when done as a node. It will be drawn on a way when zoomed in  
far enough.

Personally I would think that the way should be tagged with this  
information rather than just the node. That way you have information  
on what the way actually is. Maybe I'm causing a change in the  
current practice of tagging. OK some junctions don't have names or  

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