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

Shaun McDonald shaunmcdonald131 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 01:42:32 BST 2007

On 1 Jun 2007, at 23:56, Dave Hansen wrote:

> On Fri, 2007-06-01 at 23:39 +0100, 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.
> Sorry for my horrible US naming bias, but would this be things like an
> exit number?

That's right.
Here in the UK we give motorway and trunk road junctions names and or  
numbers. It just depends on the road.

> That makes sense for a good chunk of these, but there are also a  
> lot of
> motorway_links that don't have exits.  There one that I can think of
> close to where I live where one motorway ends and dumps over to  
> another
> larger motorway.  There is no "exit number" for this interchange at  
> all,
> it's just a link from one to the other.

And how would that junction be identified on, let's say a traffic  

>> Any renderer should be able to detect that there is another junction
>> close by and only render it once at the appropriate zoom levels.
>> I presume the validator plugin warning about unnamed things is a new
>> feature, as I haven't come across any of those errors yet.
> Yeah, I think it's relatively new.

Time for an update then. Thanks for letting me know.


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