[Tagging] road names and refs

Jarek PiĆ³rkowski jarek at piorkowski.ca
Thu Jan 30 14:49:09 UTC 2020

On Thu, 30 Jan 2020 at 09:38, Rob Savoye <rob at senecass.com> wrote:
> On 1/30/20 2:08 AM, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> > "County Road 12" is a ref. It is not a name. People often refer to roads by
> > their ref. That's fine. I will say "I'm taking the A3400 to Stratford"
>   I'm wondering if "CR 12" or "County Road 12" (the abbreviation
> expanded) was the proper value for a ref. If the abbreviation is fine
> for the ref, should it then have a name that is expanded ? The wiki
> isn't clear.

One solution I've seen advanced is that the ref in that case is just
12. But that rather raises more new questions than it answers, because
while no one says "I'm going to take the Highways England A3400" or
"the British A3400", people do say "I'm going to take County Road


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