[Talk-us] Update on highway shield rendering

Phil! Gold phil_g at pobox.com
Wed Jul 10 13:40:22 UTC 2013

* James Mast <rickmastfan67 at hotmail.com> [2013-07-10 09:22 -0400]:
> I could "fix" the PA Turnpike relation with the "US:PA:Turnpike" network
> tag in a moment.  Would that work instead of just "fixing" the name tags
> for both directions?

That wouldn't affect my rendering as it currently stands.  The rendering,
right now, will only make a shields for a relation with the exact name
"Pennsylvania Turnpike".

> I only split it up because it was getting close to 1,000 ways and
> thought it would be easier to edit in the future having two smaller
> relations, one for each direction. -James

Yeah, the same reason we split national routes on a state-by-state basis.
The practice of putting stuff like "I-95 (VA)" in the name tag on those
doesn't interfere with my rendering because those relations have ref tags,
even though that's not really the name of the route.

What we really need is a tag like name:relation that the editing tools can
use for labeling things in their UIs when we want something more
descriptive than precise use of the name tag can give us.

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