[Talk-us] Highway Tagging Consensus to Improve OSM (and address some of 41 latitude's concerns)

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 23:08:05 BST 2010

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't think we should be storing any prefix as part of the network=* or
> ref=* tags (thus my suggestion for network=us_route/state_route/county_route
> or similar). For example the "I-x" denotation shouldn't show up anywhere in
> our tags. If it's an interstate it should be tagged as such (I suggest
> network=interstate but I think there's a precedent on the wiki) and the
> renderer can add the "I-" if it wants to.

This only works in relations because of overlaps. And relations are
too easy to break (split a way and upload the new ways only).

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