[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 25 23:17:47 BST 2010


On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Alex Mauer <hawke at hawkesnest.net> wrote:
> On 10/25/2010 04:31 PM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>>>
>>> I totally agree.  My point is just that some people and some states
>>> (Michigan, Kansas) feel that the prefix itself is an important part of
>>> the
>>> reference number: “The M in the state highway numbers is an integral part
>>> of
>>> the designation…Michigan highways are properly referred to using the M
>>> and
>>> never as ‘Route 28’ or ‘Highway 28’”.
>>
>> It's part of the name when you're talking about the route, just like
>> one would say "I-95" or "US 1". It's not part of the designation as
>> shown in shields, either on the ground or on maps.
>
> Oh, really?
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:M-28.svg

The "M" is part of the shield, like "INTERSTATE" is part of the
Interstate shield, and "US" used to be part of the U.S. Highway
shield.



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