[Talk-GB] Prow_ref format
davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Mon Nov 6 11:57:43 UTC 2017
On 05/11/2017 12:42, Rob Nickerson wrote:
> >I recommended BY for consistency with the other two-letter
> >abbreviations (FP, BR, RB) that were more universal.
> Given that there is little internal consistency within each LA and
> that these are rarely even marked on the ground, my preference would
> be to stick with the standard as described on the wiki unless this
> does not fit with a LA.
"internal consistency within each LA" has no relevance to OSM. A
'standard' isn't a standard if it *only* relates within OSM.
> Finally, I understand that FP etc can be determined from the
> designation tag but I do not see this as a reason to omit the data. It
> is useful to the end user, just as the M in ref=M1 is for motorways!!
You miss the point. 'M1' *is* the ref issued by Highways England & is
added to OSM as such. We should do the same for prow_refs as issued by
LAs (even if they each have a different format).
What the wiki says is the equivalent of manipulating 'M1' so it reads
something like 'Yorkshire/Rob/MW1'
> So, in summary, can't we just stick to what we previously agreed
Has it been discussed anywhere other than the one in 2013?
> and diverge only when this clearly doesn't work for a participial LA
> (or which I expect that to be very rare).
The wiki manipulation recommendation doesn't work for any LA (or indeed,
anybody) as it's unique to OSM.
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