[Tagging] Tagging long roads

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 03:36:23 GMT 2011

On 2/15/2011 10:22 PM, Andrew Errington wrote:
> Hi,
> I have noticed inconsistencies and discrepancies in motorway names here in
> Korea.  I can fix this because I have photographed the roadsigns which give
> the correct names, however, the motorway ways are split into many (many!)
> segments due to bridges, tunnels, changes in numbers of lanes or speed limits
> etc.  Plus, there are two ways for each segment (one in each direction).
> Is there a tool which will 'follow' a way based on some unchanging tag (e.g.
> ref=*) and alter other tags on each segment it finds?  I only want to change
> the name=* tag.  I don't want to change any other tags as they represent
> other mappers' work.

Use the xapi in JOSM to download all motorways in the area, or all 
ref=*, or whatever: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Xapi (ctrl-L and 
paste the URL)
Then select all the ways (ctrl-F type:way ref=*) and change the tags.

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