[Talk-us] musings on TIGER tags

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 14:13:19 GMT 2010

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 8:46 AM, Antony Pegg <apegg at nexuspro.com> wrote:
> I agree with most of this.
> One very useful thing I've found tho is the (off the top of my head)
> tiger:name_type=aly
> seems all the alley's got imported as highway=residential - at least in my
> area - so the tiger tag is very useful for doing a JOSM search for all
> alleyways and changing them to highway=service, service=alley.  Once I
> figured that out it saved me hours upon hours of work and provided a marked
> improvement to several town maps in my area

Yes, a tiger:name_type=Aly XAPI query is slightly more convenient than
downloading all the streets and searching for name:aly. Of course
there may be the occasional street named Foo Alley that's not actually
an alley, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

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