[Tagging] Route Relations and Special (Bannered) Routes
richard at weait.com
Tue Mar 13 14:30:59 GMT 2012
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM, Phil! Gold <phil_g at pobox.com> wrote:
> I'd like to solicit some thoughts on the tagging for special routes
> (commonly known as bannered routes). In route relations, it's
> customary to separate the network and the reference number. How do or
> should special routes fit into that?
> I'm torn between three views and I'm not sure which of them is the best
> fit for the way people think about special routes in a general sense.
> Let's consider one of US Route 1's alternate routes. We can
> think of it as:
> * An independent route within the US Highway system whose reference
> number happens to be alphanumeric.
> ref=1 Alternate (but people might use ref=1 Alt, because that's what's
> on some of the signs)
> * A route within the subset of the US Highway system consisting of
> alternate routes:
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> * A route related to the main US Route 1, but with an additional tag
> indicating that it's a bannered offshoot:
> I'm partial to the idea of separating the banner from the reference
> number, but I'm not sure how any of these ideas mesh with the
> understandings of people with more experience with road networks than I
> tagging@ is included because I'm not sure how global a practice this sort
> of thing is, even though it's quite common in the US.
> : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_route
> : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bannered_routes_of_U.S._Route_1#Alternate_routes
adding a tag for banner=Alternate/Business/Truck is my least-favourite
option of those above.
increasing specificity on the network tag like network=US:US:Alt
follows the original intent of the network tag. It also offers the
least surprise to naive consumers of the data.
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