[Talk-us] Highway ref again.

Charlotte Wolter techlady at techlady.com
Fri Jul 27 17:34:24 BST 2012


         I think you've identified another area 
where clarity is needed: What order should be 
used when entering multiple refs. I tend to do it 
with interstates first, then US routes, then 
state routes, within each group by number, low to 
high. However, a definite rule would be helpful.


At 11:29 PM 7/26/2012, you wrote:
>At 2012-07-26 18:48, Clay Smalley wrote:
>>On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Apollinaris 
>>Schöll <aschoell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > - multiple refs in tag with a semicolon: Many of them had been entered not
>> > too long ago and are clearly not a damage from the redaction. Wasn't the
>> > consensus to use relations? In the past I 
>> have only used the ref of the most
>> > important route on the way itself. This is what is rendered on all maps.
>> > secondary routes are only in the relation in case of overlaps.
>>What if they're equally important and recognized (like Interstate
>>80/90 through Ohio and Indiana, or US 1/9 in New Jersey)?
>The consumers should not assume anything from 
>the order. Personally, I enter them in 
>alphanumeric order (I think - its been a while).
>> > - state routes. In the past most states have been mapped with <state>
>> > <number>, now many refs have been changed to SR <number>. According to
>> > official documents in California SR is correct. road signs are mixed in
>> > California.Most common is number only but SR or state highway ore state
>> > route is possible too. BUT we have used the 
>> <state> <number> for so long and
>> > acrossmany states. should we really change?
>>Generally, the state abbreviation is correct (except in cases like
>>Texas with FM and Loop and Spur routes). The use of SR and SH for
>>state highways was mainly (unnecessarily) brought on by NE2. I guess
>>both are correct, but the former is more descriptive and uniform.
>I support using the state abbrev, as this was 
>the way that seemed to be favored in the 
>documentation years ago, and doesn't require 
>another tag (which *state*?) to disambiguate.
>Alternatively, moving the prefix to the network tag is OK, too:
>         ref="I 80;US 101;CA 62"
>         ref="80;101;62" + network="US:I;US;US:CA"
>Once editors do a better job of creating those 
>relations and keeping them whole, and consumers 
>correctly handle them, I'm ok with moving the 
>tags to relations. At that point, it would make 
>sense to move all the tags at once. Having them 
>in both places doesn't seem all that maintainable.
>I also use:
>ref="FH nn" - USFS Forest Highway
>ref="FR nXn[n][.n]" - USFS Forest Route/Road
>ref="FT nXn[n][.n]" - USFS Forest Trail
>For county roads in California, I've used:
>ref="CR Xn[n]" + network=US:CA:county_name
>but this probably needs to be changed to remove 
>the county_name part for the roads that are part 
>of the state-wide numbering Xn[n] system, so as 
>to be able to distinguish them from individual 
>counties' road numbers. That is, I think the 
>statewide-numbered county roads, like S14 in Orange County, should be:
>ref="CR S14" + network="US:CA:County"
>while San Bernardino County Road 53156 should be:
>ref="CR 53156" + network="US:CA:San Bernardino"
>Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>
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