[Talk-GB] Prow_ref format
davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Sat Nov 4 23:52:35 UTC 2017
On 04/11/2017 20:07, Adam Snape wrote:
> I'm of the view that using a standard format would be rather unlikely
> to result in confusion in correspondence with the LA, but am equally
> happy with using the LA's version. Some thoughts:
> 1. We definitely shouldn't attempt to amend the definitive map
> 'parish' to correspond to modern civil parish boundaries. That could
> cause problems.
Could you clarify what you mean by "modern civil parish boundaries".
> 2. A standardized format could make it easier for data consumers to
> utilise the tagged information.
I believe all LAs (admin_level=6) and parishes (admin_level=10) have
been added so the 'standardised' as described on the wiki contains no
unique data that can't be retrieved from within osm.
> 3. There often isn't consistency of formatting in official usage. What
> might appear on the definitive statement as 'Wiggington Bridleway
> No.7', might appear in orders as 'Bridleway number 7 in the Parish of
> Wiggington' and on the open data GIS files as 'Wiggington BW 7'
I see that as an internal LA problem & I'm not convinced adding another
variation within OSM will help.
As long as the format issued under OGL is used, I don't see a problem.
> 4. A minority of authorities number different categories of RoW
> separately, so a parish may contain both a footpath 1 and a bridleway
> 1. If we do standardize a format, including the category seems a good
> way of ensuring we don't end up with duplicate prow_refs in such parishes.
> 5. It would be preferable to use the established acronym BOAT for
> Byway Open to All Traffic, rather than BY as suggested in the Wiki
From my OP:
* path abbreviations are unnecessary as their classifications are
already defined in other OSM tags (highway & designation)
We haven't unified other references countrywide; such as fhrs:ids & C
roads, or internationally, such as Motorways/Autobahns.
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