[Talk-us] ref tags

Clay Smalley claysmalley at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 21:11:12 GMT 2013

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Chris Lawrence <lordsutch at gmail.com> wrote:

> He does reiterate the point it would lead to long ref tags that would
> conflict with Mapnik's limitations.  He also argues that it would make
> the Mapnik rendering erroneous
Tagging for the renderer.

As far as the blade sign issue goes, I expect that directions are more
> likely to use street names rather than the ref tags for routes that
> have both, and that the average driver is unlikely to be confused by a
> reference to "Florida xx" or "Florida Highway xx" instead of "State
> Road xx," even if it's not the local vernacular, especially since the
> shield in most of these cases - Florida, Georgia, and Alabama -
> actually looks like the state itself* (and certainly less likely to be
> confused by "Florida xx" than "xx" - "Turn left on 46? 46 what?") -
> after all, I don't think anyone has seriously proposed renaming the
> ref tags on US 101 in Los Angeles as "The 101."

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