[Talk-us] Highway shields

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 25 20:36:30 GMT 2010

On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Val Kartchner <val42k at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know that we've discussed this before, and there was no consensus to
> change the current rendering.  However, I think that we should to better
> than the other mapping services.  We should have a shield for highways
> that have such.
> Despite the images that I gave that demonstrated otherwise, there were
> more people that thought that adding shields made the numbers unreadable
> than those who thought they were readable.  What if, instead, we put the
> shields before the numbers.  So, for instance UT-67 would be rendered
> (as an ASCII example) like this "[]67)"  Where "[]" is the shield, "67"
> is the number, and ")" is the oval (also around 67) that is currently
> done.
> What do you think about this?

That would look horrible. It's pretty clear what a rounded rectangle
means when the other shields are Interstate and U.S. Highway shields
(which I don't think anyone objects to).

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