[talk-au] Dual Named Roads

Cameron osm-mailing-lists at justcameron.com
Mon Dec 1 11:34:34 GMT 2008


When routing over a long distance, you probably want to avoid: straight on
Interstate Highway, straight on Main Street, straight on Interstate Highway,
straight on Main Road, straight on Interstate Highway, etc.

But when routing locally, you probably want to have the local name of the
street.

Perhaps -
name: Baker Street
alt_name or reg_name: Midland Highway

~Cameron

2008/12/1 Neil Penman <ianaf4you at yahoo.com>

> loc_name is what got me started looking at this.  Lakey boy replaced the
> street name for a couple of streets in Castlemaine with the names of the
> highway and placed the street names in loc_name.  However my reading of the
> wiki is that alt_name and loc_name are non official names by which a street
> might be referred to and I don't believe they will be rendered by Mapnik or
> Osmarender.  So for example in Castlemaine your address might be Baker
> Street, Castlemaine.   Its not going to be Midland Highway, Castlemaine even
> though the Midland Highway uses Baker street as it passes through.  Any
> printed map of the town, should in my opinion show the street as Baker
> Street not Midland Highway
>
> Regards
>
> Neil
>
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> *From:* Cameron <osm-mailing-lists at justcameron.com>
> *To:* Neil Penman <ianaf4you at yahoo.com>
> *Cc:* talk-au at openstreetmap.org
> *Sent:* Monday, 1 December, 2008 9:41:28 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [talk-au] Dual Named Roads
>
> You can use things like loc_name (local name) and alt_name (alternative
> name.)
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features#Naming
>
> ~Cameron
>
> 2008/12/1 Neil Penman <ianaf4you at yahoo.com>
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I was wondering if there was a standard approach to roads that have two
>> names.  That is the street name in a town and the name of the highway that
>> runs through the town.  I found an example in Yass that seems to work well.
>> "Yass Valley Highway:Comur Street".  Is this a recognised standard approach
>> to this problem?
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Neil Penman
>>
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