[talk-ph] osm-ph garmin map users do not tag for the renderer (Fwd: ref tags seem to override name tags on ways in the Garmin maps)

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 04:31:16 BST 2010

Dear OSM-PH Garmin Users,

Eugene reminded me that some contributors are removing the ref tags on
major roads in Metro Manila.  The reason was because this was shown in
the OSM-PH Garmin Maps.  This is classic case of tagging for the

Please don't do this.  File a bug report in the OSM-PH Garmin map
tracsvn site if you have issues with the Garmin Map style and we will
fix them as soon as we can.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 8:07 PM
Subject: ref tags seem to override name tags on ways in the Garmin maps
To: maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>

Hi maning,

I've been noticing that some contributors have been deleting the ref
tags (C-4, R-3) from EDSA and SLEX. I've asked them why they're doing
this and apparently, it's because what gets displayed as the "title"
in the Garmin units is the ref value instead of the expected name.

Can this be fixed on the mkgmap options?


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