[Tagging] Potential proposal for more detail in old_ref=*?

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 11:04:59 UTC 2017

On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 02:46:45PM -0500, Albert Pundt wrote:
> The old_ref=* key seems to be used a lot for any previous designation of a
> road, even decades before. Often a road will have had different
> designations over the years. For example, I-676 in Philadelphia was
> initially designated I-80S from 1957 to 1958, followed by I-895 from 1958
> to 1960, I-76 from 1960 to 1974, and today I-676 since 1974. There's no
> good way that I know of to represent all this.

Disregarding the issue whether this belongs to the main database you may
want to look at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Date_namespace
and join the discussion there.


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