[Talk-us] State highway refs (was Re: New I.D Feature)

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Nov 30 03:40:18 UTC 2014


I'm going to say that the wiki is presently wrong compared to consensus
previously arrived at on the tagging list regarding this issue the
last 971151183
times that this has come up, largely as a result of previous efforts by NE2
to game the renderer...

On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 9:31 PM, Dave Mansfield <mansfieldd at chartermi.net>
wrote:

> From the Wiki
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> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/United_States_roads_tagging
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> “The two letter abbreviation for the state per the United States Postal
> Service's state abbreviation list
> <https://www.usps.com/send/official-abbreviations.htm>, another
> abbreviation used by the state (such as SR for State Road), or no prefix.
> Different states may have different standards for which to use, and there
> is no current inter-state standard.”
>
> I take the “Different states may have different standards for which to
> use” to mean that not all states use the two letter abbreviation and in
> states that don’t we should use that states standard for example Michigan
> uses M. The highway behind my house is M-15 and singed that way so I would
> think it should be tagged that way. Am I reading the Wiki wrong?
>
> Thanks
>
> Dave
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> *From:* Paul Johnson [mailto:baloo at ursamundi.org]
> *Sent:* Saturday, November 29, 2014 10:04 PM
> *To:* Shawn K. Quinn
> *Cc:* OpenStreetMap talk-us list
> *Subject:* Re: [Talk-us] State highway refs (was Re: New I.D Feature)
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> On Sun, Nov 9, 2014 at 3:10 AM, Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>
> wrote:
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> So, a couple of questions:
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> 1. What, exactly, is fair game to change to a state abbreviation
> reference?
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> Fair game nationwide, two letter state abbreviations should be used for
> the primary state highway network.
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> 2. Which states spell out the name in the ref?
> I know Kansas uses K-123, and Michigan uses M-123. Are there any others
> to be careful of?
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> Kansas should be KS 123, Michigan should be MI 123.
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> Ultimately, though, both should be part of route relations that describe
> the route so we can quit adding ref=* to the incorrect entity (it's not the
> way's ref, it's the route's!).
>
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