[Talk-us] Second thoughts

Jack Burke burkejf3 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 20:14:21 UTC 2014

OSM has the tag unsigned_ref to handle exactly this situation.  There just isn't a wiki page describing it. 


On October 13, 2014 3:45:22 PM EDT, Dale Puch <dale.puch at gmail.com> wrote:
>"US 52 FOLLOWS I 94" to me means they are concurrent, even if Minnesota
>only has signs for I94 instead of I94/US52
>So it is a matter of presentation, not facts.
>Here in Florida there are places where most signs list only one name,
>periodically there will be references to other names sharing the same
>Dale Puch
>On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Tom Fistere <tbfistere at gmail.com>
>> Hello!  My name is Tom Fistere and I go by CountryLoon on OSM.  After
>> about a week of editing I thought I should throw out a couple of
>> and comments of what I am doing so far...
>> I have started looking at the road typing throughout the state of
>> Minnesota as it gives me an opportunity to study the status of the
>> statewide.  I see areas that are well documented and drawn and then
>> are areas so neglected that the lines and imagery are needed some
>> help.  I invite anyone to check out my editing job on the segment of
>MN 23
>> between St Cloud and Foley, MN as it was rebuilt to an expressway in
>> and let me know how I did.
>> A couple of questions, Minnesota hates concurrent highways.  US 52 is
>> concurrent with I 94 from St Paul, MN to Fargo, ND according to
>> MNDoT refuses to sign the routing beyond "US 52 FOLLOWS I 94" sign at
>> interchange in St Paul.  A similar thing occurs with US 12 through
>the Twin
>> Cities to the Wisconsin line.  Should the map reflect the concurrency
>> not?  Google chose to do it but since it is unsigned, I lean toward
>> showing it.
>> Most of my information is coming from county GIS sites and DOT, are
>> other other sites I should be checking into when looking for
>> verification?  So far my interest is in the road network but I am
>> to branch off into recreational trails and such in the future.
>> Thanks!
>> Tom
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