[Talk-us] What does the community want from a US local chapter?

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 19:49:22 BST 2011


On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Brian Wilson <brian at wildsong.biz> wrote:

> > Personally I'd think a per-state consensus would already be quite good.
> > Greece and Norway use different tagging schemes - so why would anyone be
>  "held back" if Texas uses something other than Alaska?
>
> Simply put, Greece and Norway are different countries. When I drive
> across the border into California, we still use the same nomenclature
> for roads.
>
> Having 50 committees to decide the naming is another way of saying "it
> will never happen".
>
> When I was on the Bike/Ped committee in my town (not this one) the
> traffic engineers referred to AASHTO for standards. (See
> transportation.org.) My guess is they have standards for it already.
> I'd start by finding out if that's true and then put their names into
> the wiki as the starting point. Asking Portland Metro for help would
> be a good idea, I will write to them directly in a moment but I am
> pretty sure they read this list.
>
> I know looking at the Brit names in OSM that they don't work here, we
> are "two countries separated by a common language."
>
>
This is an interesting thread, but I don't think we need to have a
discussion about tagging consistency on this thread.

Consider "Advocate for tagging (especially highway) consistency" added to
the list of things a US chapter should do. Can we think of anything else?
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