[Tagging] Names on relations and not component ways

Werner Hoch werner.ho at gmx.de
Mon Jan 7 19:23:18 GMT 2013

Am Sonntag, den 06.01.2013, 16:43 -0600 schrieb Toby Murray:
> On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 3:54 PM, Werner Hoch <werner.ho at gmx.de> wrote:
> > AFAIR there's currently no relation type that inherits it's tags to the
> > member ways, so that the name tags are rendered on the map.
> Relations with type=multipolygon render the name tag on the map.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1530467

Yeah, missed that, but the multipolygon is just a different way to
define Area elements. see:

It just uses the OSM Relation data type to achive this.

> > Road routes do not inherit there ref tags to the highways,
> > associatedStreets do not inherit there street name to the highway
> > segments. Those relations use duplicate tags, too.
> There are efforts to render highway shields in the US based on network
> and ref tags of highways.

That sounds interesting, please let us know, when this gets deployed to
the map.


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