[Talk-us] Fwd: Re: [OSM-talk] Mapquest launches site based on OSM!

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Aug 8 05:58:42 BST 2010

On Wed, 21 Jul 2010 20:06:52 -0400, Phil! Gold wrote:

> * Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>
> [2010-07-21 00:19 -0700]:
>> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 07:15:18 -0400, Phil! Gold wrote:
>> > I what way does OpenCycleMap get this right?  As far as I can tell,
>> > it doesn't render road shields at all.
>> No, but it does render route relations.
> It's the shields I want, and they're harder than just rendering
> relations at all, because the information I need is split between the
> regular roads and the route relations.  The relations have the data for
> the shields, but the roads have the highway= tag that indicates when the
> shields need to be rendered.  I'd also prefer to be able to say "if this
> road has a ref=, but is not a member of a route relation, render the
> ref=", but that's a giant pain to do.

Perhaps Richard could shed some more light on this, but relations are 
pretty much going to be necessary to properly render route shields given 
the huge variety in highway networks in North America and the world.

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