[Tagging] Inconsistent road refs

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Feb 3 09:03:37 UTC 2016

On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 9:49 PM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:

> There is a stretch of local highway which used to be signed with a ref,
> but no longer is. On the other hand, most of the intersecting roads still
> show that this highway has the old ref. Some other parts of the road remain
> signed.
> The two options for tagging seem to be ref=123 or old_ref=123.
> Thoughts?

 Could we get an example?  This may vary depending on context, as, for
example, there's several spots I can think of offhand that would belong to
a relation with network=US:US:Historic and ref=66, with old_ref=US 66 on
the way (where it's signed as a national historic route) or ref=I
44;OK 66, old_ref=US
66 (which isn't signed as a historic route) in my area...
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