[talk-ph] Fwd: towns and inter-town roads

tutubi tutubi at backpackingphilippines.com
Fri Dec 16 02:15:31 GMT 2011


Hi Maning,

i'm also thinking of renaming them like the roads around Laguna.
I was thinking or using the main roads of the towns as boundaries say,
Calamba - Los Banos Road or highway.
I intend to use it for Surigao del Sur...

lots of update backlogs for me, lots of unuploaded traces

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 2:58 PM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>wrote:

> Forwarding this mail to the list for further discussion.
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM
> Subject: Re: towns and inter-town roads
>
> Dear Ed and everyone,
>
> I actually proposed this naming scheme for national roads without
> names [0], so far, no consensus.  But I fully agree on your proposal
> to do this. Regarding the "the whole Trunk in Northern Luzon is simply
> named R-9", would it be better to use a relation for the ref=R-9?
>
> [0]
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-ph/2011-October/003555.html
>
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Ed Garcia <eppgarcia at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Guys,
> >
> > I have just been on a road trip to the north and have been extensively
> using
> > the OSM Garmin Map and experimented in how it can help me find my way
> > through inter-town "sidetrip" travel especially in Northern Pangasinan.
> >
> > I came up with some "nice-to-implement' things on the map.
> >
> > For starters, it was, and it would really be nice to have those
> inter-town
> > roads be named with the town names that they link.  Example:  Urdaneta -
> San
> > Jacinto,  or  San Jacinto - San Fabian road
> >
> > This is very useful as I found out that this helps a lot in showing the
> > traveler whether they are on the right route when traveling from town to
> > town.  Like, it happened so when I was trying to find my way back from
> > Manaoag to Urdaneta yesterday.  I tried following the streets signs at
> > Manaoag that say "to Manila"  and was already on the road leaving Manaoag
> > behind when I saw on the GPS telling me:  "Driving along Manaoag -
> > Mapandan"   when I should be along Urdaneta - Manaoag!   Now, if the road
> > had no appropriate name on the GPS, I would have ended up in the wrong
> town.
> >
> > I have already named a number of inter-town roads with the above naming
> > convention on OSM.  Especially those that do not have any names yet.
> This
> > works well for primary inter-town roads.  But, I have a slight problem
> with
> > Trunk roads ... the whole Trunk in Northern Luzon is simply named R-9 ...
> > How can we nicely incorporate the town-to-town info on trunks?
> >
> > Anyway, the whole idea on the above is to give the GPS user a good idea
> on
> > what inter-town road they are driving on,  and an idea on what the next
> town
> > is down the road, and better even on how far down the road is the next
> > town.  It would have been easy to navigate so if the GPS had the town
> names
> > as "waypoints" so the gps user would simply do a "find" or "where to" to
> the
> > next town.   But problem is, the GPS (or the GPS map) does not always
> have
> > the town names available for searching.  The towns cannot be found in
> > "Cities", well, because they are not really Cities.  They can sometimes
> be
> > found under Points of Interest and by doing a "Spell Name".
> >
> > We must somehow have a Town category.  At the moment, on my next road
> trip
> > on Dec 23, I will try to compile as much towns as I can and put them on a
> > POI list that is uploadable to the Garmin via POI Loader so I can do a
> > "where to" by pointing to the "extras".  I will experiment with custom
> route
> > uploads too.
> >
> > yun lang po,
> >
> > cheers!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
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> > - reeflife.eppgarcia.com
> >
> > PADI Divemaster #491048
>
>
>
> --
> cheers,
> maning
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