[Talk-us] TIGER "unbraid" tool now available

Alex S. maps at swavely.com
Mon May 5 04:39:03 BST 2008

Paul Fox wrote:
> i looked at some examples the last time this came up, and i've
> looked today, and i've read that wiki page, but for the life of
> me i can't figure out what's wrong with the streets that are
> referenced.  am i missing local knowledge that would make it
> clear?  or am i just being dense?  what's a "braided street", and
> how do you recognize one on the map?

A "braided" street is a dual-carriageway that crosses itself.  Visually, 
it's most easily identified if the name is rendered where the street 
crosses an intersection.  The wiki page currently (maybe since after you 
last looked) has an image which shows what is meant.

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