[Tagging] roads with many names

Julien djakk djakk.geographie at gmail.com
Sun Aug 18 15:43:54 UTC 2019

Hello Rob !

If you have several name or several ref, you can use the “;” separator

Julien “djakk”

Le dim. 18 août 2019 à 17:17, Rob Savoye <rob at senecass.com> a écrit :

>   Where I live in rural Colorado, many of the roads have 3 names. The
> county designated one like "CR 2", but often have an alternate name
> everyone uses like "Corkscrew Gulch Road", and then many have a US
> Forest Service designation like "FS 729.2B". I usually use the common
> name as the 'name' tag, and the USFS designation as the 'alt_name' tag.
> I kindof would like to include the county name as well. I do see a lot
> of roads use 'name_1', but that gets flagged often by validation. So my
> question is, how to I tag all three road names appropriately ?
>   As a fire-fighter, all 3 names get used all depending on there the
> incident report comes from, so we need to know them all. Us old
> responders of course know everywhere, but I'm trying to help the new
> generation in our department be effective in our huge remote district,
> cause we're all retiring...
>   Minor note. All of our fire apparatus have a 10" Android tablet
> mounted to the dash that runs OsmAnd (of course), and we use offline
> navigation heavily, which is where the road names become important.
> Using Open Data has decreased our response time, and on occasion, saved
> somebody's life.
>         - rob -
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