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

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 21:31:06 BST 2010

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 4:22 PM, Alex Mauer <hawke at hawkesnest.net> wrote:
> On 10/15/2010 09:44 PM, Richard Welty wrote:
>> i've seen an argument that the correct network value for a county
>> route involves using the actual county name, e.g.
> I wouldn’t say it’s wrong.  “Unnecessary” probably, since county roads /
> highways / trunk highways don’t, as far as I know, have different signs
> within a state.

In most states they at least mention the name of the county (though we
obviously wouldn't do this on maps); Wisconsin may be alone in leaving
it off. Some counties (usually those that started signing routes
before the now-standard blue pentagon was created) have very different
designs, especially in New York (example:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Erie_County_Route_30_NY.svg - for
others scroll down to near the bottom of
http://shields.aaroads.com/thumbs.php?state=NY). Minnesota uses both
squares and pentagons; this may be on a countywide basis.

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