[Tagging] roads with many names

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Sun Aug 18 16:27:49 UTC 2019


Rob Savoye wrote:
> 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". 

name=Corkscrew Gulch Road
ref=CR 2
usfs:ref=FS 729.2B

I think this holds even if the "county-designated name" is CR 2. The "name
everyone uses" tallies with OSM standard practice; the official reference is
what we have the ref tag for.

Richard



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