[Tagging] roles in relations

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Mon Dec 28 15:16:57 UTC 2015

I get that's what's going on, however, here's the thing:

Child or solo relations:  Forward/backward (and have on the relation,
direction=north/south/east/west, not as a role)
Parent: north/south/east/west as a role for a member that should be a child
relation tagged the same corresponding direction.

On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 4:44 PM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> > On Dec 27, 2015, at 6:02 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> >
> > I'm trying to figure out both who and why keeps changing roles on
> relations from "forward/backward" which makes sense and can be easily
> sorted and checked to "north/south/east/west",
> I have no idea about such things, but maybe they are trying to replicate
> the "northbound/southbound/eastbound/westbound" cardinal directions we use
> on most freeways in the US. Perhaps they don't want to put it in the road
> name, like: " Interstate 8 (westbound)" .  In Japan we have the "up" and
> "down" concept, leading to town "上" and leading away from the bigger town
> "下" to label the different road & rail directions, usually from Tokyo or a
> regional capital. Besides the name field for the road, I'm not sure where
> to put such information. Perhaps there is some other relation field or
> basic tag (cardinal_Direction=*) we can create to tag this information,
> though for display purposes, perhaps the name field is best. Thoughts?
> Javbw.
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