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

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 23:10:02 BST 2010

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 5:08 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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).

Relations are the only way to do routes correctly, period. Tagging
individual ways for things that overlap does not/will not work.

If clients break relations when a user splits a way then they should have
bugs filed against them and/or be banned :).
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