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

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 01:15:03 BST 2010

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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.

Ways and relations are equally easy to "break": in both cases it's the
client's job to apply tags to the new primitive and/or add the primitive to
the relation. I haven't tried in Potlatch, but I know that JOSM does the
correct thing when I've split ways in the past.
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