[talk-au] highway shields: AU

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Mon Jan 3 20:15:58 GMT 2011

Hi All,

I've been working on better highway shield rendering in Canada and the
US for a while. I added a few Australian shields today.

My rendering of shields relies on the network tag as documented


To make these work well globally, the network tag should be namespaced
with the country and if needed, the state / province.  I've added the
"AU_" prefix to the Australian shields in the wiki link above.  If you
have a more thorough discussion of the AU network tag please point me
to it.

For now I've implemented a Dirty Hack(r) on my server to allow
rendering for this example below.  The server connection is a bit
fragile, so if you get nothing try again tomorrow.


In future, I'll tweak the shield images a bit, but probably not for a
few weeks.

If, in your future highway editing, you could update your network tags
to the AU_NH, AU_NR, etc. form, that will mean that Australian shields
will continue to render after I clean up the Dirty Hack(r). ;-)

I'd like your feedback, including which other shields should be added?

Best regards and Happy New Year,

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