[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 18:06:38 BST 2010

On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 10:42 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 11:39 AM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Prefix information should not go in OSM. If a renderer wants to display
>> > a
>> > prefix somehow, then they can go look it up based on other information
>> > given
>> > in the other tags on the relation.
>> Then why do the Germans use "A 9" and "B 11" for the first two shields
>> on http://ic2.pbase.com/o4/93/329493/1/57062447.MunichOct05531.JPG?
> Because we're not in Europe? The common way to visually specify the
> difference between our roads is with shields. Every single nav product I've
> interacted with (Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing, Garmin, TomTom, and Google
> Navigation to name a few) display the blue/red shields for interstates,
> white with black outline shields for US routes, round white circles for
> county roads, etc. They don't display the prefix (but they may use them in
> routing).

Take a look at Google Maps for Germany; they use the shields.
(Mapquest and Bing use prefixes.)

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