[Talk-us] Abbreviation Police

Apollinaris Schoell aschoell at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 07:23:40 BST 2010


On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 11:04 PM, Kevin Atkinson <kevin at atkinson.dhs.org>wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Aug 2010, Apollinaris Schoell wrote:
>
>
>> On 3 Aug 2010, at 22:32 , Kevin Atkinson wrote:
>>
>>
>>> OK.  So There is clearly no agreement on the abbreviation of road types
>>> (Street, Way, etc).  So what about these specific exceptions.  I will assume
>>> silence means agreement :)
>>>
>>> Rather than "United Stated Highway 29 Frontage Road" just "U.S. 29
>>> Frontage Road" or maybe "US 29 Frontage Road". Why.  Because no will say the
>>> formal out load.
>>>
>>>
>> most of the times I see it
>> name=Frontage Road
>> ref=US 29
>>
>> this will be rendered in similar way as on other maps. Name is on the
>> street and US, I, is on a shield. Doesn't make sense to duplicate the ref on
>> the name.
>>
>
> Since when does a frontage road get a Highway shield?
>
>
got this wrong and meant Frontage road is a name, but now need to
correct altogether.
but what is meant here has most likely no name at all. frontage road is a
then a type of highway not a name. and US 29 in any form is not really a
name either.
again all other maps will not render names unless there really is a defined
name.
normally ramp, access road, frontage road are mapped as highway=*link
without name


> And in any case you are saying that the frontage road is part of US 29?
>
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