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

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 23:46:57 BST 2010

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 6:02 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> On 10/15/2010 05:08 PM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> 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).
> They're not easy to break if you're using a proper editor and being careful.

When you ensure that all new mappers are being careful, tell us. New
mappers (and even some experienced ones) do break relations.

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