[Talk-us] Highway Shield Rendering

Phil! Gold phil_g at pobox.com
Mon Apr 2 20:37:55 BST 2012


* Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> [2012-04-02 11:46 -0400]:
> On 4/2/2012 11:40 AM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> >Yes, as far as I know. But since the modifier appears after the number
> >("US 1 Alternate") it's clearly part of the 'ref' part of the ref rather
> >than the network. Doing something different on relations will only
> >confuse people.
> 
> Actually, is there a reason it can't support both? (This sort of
> flexibility could also be used, for example, when an Interstate
> relation has the "I " in the ref, such as most of I-80, and to
> process any network=US:FL:CR:* as a county road.)

The problem is that things get complex really quickly.  We're doing this
by pregenerating an image for every network and reference number that we
need.  Adding multiple variations for each route drastically increases the
work necessary to keep up with things, so I would really prefer to have a
single supported tagging scheme.

County roads, as I've written in another email, are something we decided
to defer until the US states and Canadian provinces are reasonable
settled.  I'm probably going to have to write some more tools to deal with
the multitude of counties that are or will be present in the database.

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