[Talk-GB] Prow_ref format

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Nov 6 14:01:27 UTC 2017



On 6 November 2017 13:45:15 GMT+00:00, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:
>On 06/11/2017 13:34, Philip Barnes wrote:
>> I don't believe that the type is needed as it can be derived from the
>
>> designation tag. 
>
>... provided that someone hasn't caused that to be lost somehow
>(perhaps 
>by merging ways by mistake).  :)
>
>Also there are examples of paths on the border between two areas that 
>had or have one designation in one authority and a different one in 
>another..

Lots of those, especially where they cross the border into Wales. 

Paths in Shropshire change reference when they cross a parish boundary and each link also has a unique reference. 

You can also derive the former district from the parish code too and it also avoids confusion where there are duplicate or similar names. 

Phil (trigpoint) 
>
>Best Regards,
>Andy
>
>
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