[talk-au] NSW Alphanumeric routes

Ian Sergeant inas66+osm at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 11:13:22 GMT 2012


The timetable for this rollout is from January to December 2013.  So,
if we do this now we could be making changes over a year before the
signs change.

I say, lets just wait for the implementation.  I have faith in OSM to
make the changes within a day of the coverplates being removed, and
then the copyright issues don't come into play either, and navigation
always corresponds to the signs.

I also noticed on the RTA site a while back, they were saying that
they were trying to work with map and data providers to provide timely
and accurate updates.  It certainly may be worthwhile sending them an
email to see if we can take advantage of that, especially if we can
get a timetable for the coverplate removal.


On 4 November 2012 20:48, Mark Pulley <mrpulley at lizzy.com.au> wrote:
> The NSW RTA has a web site up on the new alphanumeric routes, including maps
> of the new routes.
> www.rta.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects/projects/alpha_numeric/index.html
> I was wondering when we should update the route numbers to the new routes.
> Some have already been done, e.g. A41 (Bathurst to Albury via Mid Western
> and Olympic Highways) - the road signs for this went up several years ago
> (although some have since been coverplated).
> I am thinking that some would definitely be OK to do now (e.g. convert NR 32
> (Great Western/Mitchell/Barrier Highways) to A32, as the number is similar)
> I'm not so sure about updating some other routes (e.g. Oxley Highway NR 34
> becomes B56, Snowy Mountains Highway NR 18 becomes B72) - as the numbers are
> different, are these best left until the route number signs change on the
> ground?
> (Also, are we allowed to use the RTA web site as a source for an ODBL
> database like OSM?)
> Mark P.
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