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

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 18:51:21 BST 2010


On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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;


I don't much care about what Germany looks like on Bing, MapQuest, or Google
Maps. We're in the US and all three of those do not use prefixes in the US.
They use shields.


> they use the shields.
> (Mapquest and Bing use prefixes.)
>
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