[Tagging] custom road ref shields

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Nov 28 23:39:50 UTC 2014

Kind of thought this was settled already, even in the strange cases of
states with multiple highway networks (Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, to name

On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 4:06 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>

> I've been trying to understand the issues that keep us from having
> Pictural Route Shields. The issue is on github [1] but as best as I can
> understand, it gets down to how we (US) tag routes. From talking to Paul
> Norman we need to fix the tagging problems before we can get pictural route
> shields.
> Toby has a working demo [2] up on the openstreetmap us servers. According
> to Toby, the US Interstate routes are in good shape. We probably need to
> work on State and US routes. Not having done much route relationships,
> except to break a few, I can't offer much support. However with Martijn
> Exel help using Maproulette we could go after broken relationships.
> I propose we ask for pictural shields on interstate routes while working
> on completing the US and State routes.
> [1] https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/596
> [2] http://benzene.osm.osuosl.org/~toby/shields.html
> Clifford
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