[Talk-us] Best way to tag mile and interpretive markers?

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 02:29:19 UTC 2013


> and the route numbers on them don't always match the route numbers on the
larger road signs.
Perhaps I misunderstand what is being said, but I would think this would be
an argument *for* tagging the mile marker.  Suppose someone wanted to
report an event (accident, etc).  They might say, "it happened right by
RT123 Mile Marker 13"  If that mile marker isn't actually on RT123 one
would have a difficult time finding that location in OSM based solely on
automatic generation of mile markers (since the ways in OSM are presumably
tagged with the information from the larger road signs).

Mike



On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 8:12 PM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>wrote:

> On 7/22/13 9:24 PM, Thomas Colson wrote:
>
>> This draws me back to my original E911 discussion: Many calls we get start
>> with "I just passed MM 9..". Thus MMs have value. And yes, each DOT has
>>
>> their own MM "scheme". Maddening to follow, even more maddening when
>> numerous mappers have a different "interpretation" . I propose signed or
>> posted MM's only. Perhaps some clarification on the Wiki..
>>
>>
>>
> very careful clarification.
>
> we probably don't want to record the reference markers on primary and
> secondary roads in NYS, they're at 1/10 mile intervals, and the route
> numbers on them don't always match the route numbers on the larger
> road signs. being able to tag information on the way or relation about
> how they are generated might be interesting for emergency response
> applications.
>
> richard
>
>
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