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

Paul Fox pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us
Mon May 5 12:51:14 BST 2008

alex wrote:
 > 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.

yes, thanks -- the wiki was updated, i think, due to my question. 
it turned out many of the examples referenced on the wiki at the
time of my question had been fixed in the meantime, and so my
confusion was at least somewhat justified.  :-)

 paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 46.2 degrees)

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