[Talk-us] musings on TIGER tags

Antony Pegg antthelimey at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 14:30:38 GMT 2010


On 11/23/2010 9:13 AM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> 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.
hmmm....how might one perform this XAPI query of which thou dost speak?!

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