[Talk-us] Update on highway shield rendering

Apollinaris Schoell aschoell at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 18:21:21 UTC 2013

direction is not part of the name and shouldn't be tagged in the name. I know especially NE2 has done that everywhere but it doesn't make sense. Signs usually say east,west,north,south  not (*bound). 
The wiki is not consistent itself on the interstate relations page. It's important information and often signed with an additional shield. So I think best is to remove it from the name and put it in a extra tag called direction or something more specific since this is a US specific thing and direction is often different from a geographic direction on certain segments. Thought we had this tag at some time documented but right now it's not in the wilki. This makes also more sense if a routing software needs to announce correct instructions. It's a lot easier to have a clearly defined tag instead the need to parse complicated names.

On Jul 10, 2013, at 1:24 PM, Phil! Gold <phil_g at pobox.com> wrote:

> * Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> [2013-07-10 10:28 -0500]:
>> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:18 AM, James Mast <rickmastfan67 at hotmail.com>wrote:
>>> Also, do you guys think for the "PA Turnpike XXX" routes, that the
>>> "network" tag for them should be "US:PA:Turnpike"
>> That's how I've been handling the Oklahoma situation: US:OK:Turnpike.
> Yep:
> http://elrond.aperiodic.net/shields/?lat=34.55064&lon=-96.94071&zoom=13
> :)
> I only see two US:OK:Turnpike routes in the database at the moment, and
> the Cherokee Turnpike suffers from the same issue as the PA Turnpike has
> currently; my rendering doesn't understand "name=Cherokee Turnpike
> (eastbound)".  I'm still not sure what the best way to handle that is.
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