[Talk-us] "refs" describing routes instead of ways

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 23:38:21 GMT 2010

On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 6:22 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
>> Other than legacy issues that would need to be resolved, is there a
>> compelling reason to describe the route on something other than the
>> route?  I see this as a problem with consistency, but not one that is
>> insurmountable; notice how bicycle routes were once tagged on member
>> ways but have since been moved to relations, and no other entities get
>> described by tagging a completely different entity.
> Street names also get tagged on ways instead of streets.

Traffic signals get tagged on nodes instead of intersections (there's
a difference if either road is dual carriageway). Bridges get tagged
on ways instead of areas (again different for a dual carriageway).

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