[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 23 16:31:58 BST 2010


On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Phil! Gold <phil_g at pobox.com> wrote:
> * Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> [2010-10-15 18:00 -0400]:
>> No prefix is the same in all states (not even I-x; Texas officially uses
>> IH x).
>
> I assume this is a standard for referring to Interstates in purely textual
> contexts (since signage would use the Interstate shields).  Is that
> standard publically available?  Does it cover textual references to all
> numbered roads in the state?
It's not really a "standard" since it's just their choice of what to
use: http://www.dot.state.tx.us/tpp/search/query.htm
http://www.dot.state.tx.us/business/governments/glossary.htm

> Do you know whether other states have
> similar official standards for such things (and whether they're publically
> available)?

Some states may, while others don't seem to have a single standard abbreviation.



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