[Talk-us] Highway Tagging Consensus to Improve OSM (and address some of 41 latitude's concerns)
val42k at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 07:15:53 BST 2010
On Tue, 2010-10-26 at 13:15 -0400, Richard Weait wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Alex Mauer <hawke at hawkesnest.net> wrote:
> > On 10/26/2010 10:50 AM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> >> It's a tradeoff where bigger shields reduce the space for other features.
> > Sure, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t adjust to give a little more space
> > to highway shields.
> These rendering decisions are completely unrelated to the discussion
> of how shields might best be tagged.
Easy: Use "ref=" tag. Anything before final non-alphanumeric is the
network, and anything after is what is put in the shield. I proposed
this a few weeks ago and no one has provided a counter example that
doesn't work with this simple method.
ref= network identifier
US:I-15 US:I 15
US:US 89 US:US 89
US:UT:SR-67 US:UT:SR 67
US:NH:3A US:NH 3A
US:MI:M-6 US:MI:M 6
UK:A A4 UK:A A4
If you object to having all of this in one tag, put the identifier in
the "ref=" tag and the network in "highway:network=" tag. Simple for
people to enter. Simple for computers to parse.
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