[Talk-us] Abbreviation Police

andrzej zaborowski balrogg at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 13:36:04 BST 2010

On 4 August 2010 08:23, Apollinaris Schoell <aschoell at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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

Maybe the description= tag would be better for that, although name= is
traditionally abused so much for descriptions that I don't see it as a

I agree about U.S. not being read out fully, so possibly it's better
written this way too.


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