[Talk-us] Network tag Re: Highway Shield Rendering

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 17:17:17 BST 2012


On 4/4/2012 12:14 PM, Craig Hinners wrote:
> Nathan Edgars II<neroute2 at gmail.com>:
>> It seems that many people see the network tag as not representing a
>> network but a shield design. Does this sound accurate?
>
> No, because, where shield designs differ by agency for the same logical
> network classification, the network tag does not change, despite the
> differing shields.
>
> One of many examples: Maryland uses a unique green-on-white shield for
> US Business routes, but those roads still get tagged as
> "network=US:US:Business", not "network=US:US:Business:MD" or somesuch.
> The renderer would have to detect which agency the road is "in", and
> render the agency-specific shield accordingly.

So your belief is that there is such a thing as a "U.S. Highway 
Business" network, despite AASHTO considering business routes to be part 
of the main U.S. Highway network?



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