[Tagging] road names and refs

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at rushpost.com
Thu Jan 30 22:40:40 UTC 2020

On 1/30/20 15:14, Kevin Kenny wrote:
> Oh, and a further corner case: Are we agreed that something like "Old
> Route 7" has become a name?  It's no longer a ref, because Route 7 is
> now elsewhere. It appears on street signs like any other name, not on
> a reference banner, and it's the 'addr:street' of the houses on it.

"Old Route 7" or "Old Highway 7" etc might be used as the actual name of
the remaining street after the highway is realigned to run elsewhere.
I've seen this happen in Texas a lot.

If it belongs in 'addr:street' for the buildings near it, usually it
belongs in 'name'.

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>

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