[Talk-us] Second thoughts

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 21:28:37 UTC 2014

It's in pretty wide use (35K uses), so I created a page in the wiki:

But I don't really know the details of usage or best practice, so I hope
others can fix and add to what's there...

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 3:14 PM, Jack Burke <burkejf3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> OSM has the tag unsigned_ref to handle exactly this situation. There just
> isn't a wiki page describing it.
> -jack
> 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, but
>> periodically there will be references to other names sharing the same
>> route.
>> Dale
>> Dale Puch
>> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Tom Fistere <tbfistere at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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 questions
>>> 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 map
>>> statewide.  I see areas that are well documented and drawn and then there
>>> are areas so neglected that the lines and imagery are needed some immediate
>>> 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 2013
>>> 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 AASHTO but
>>> MNDoT refuses to sign the routing beyond "US 52 FOLLOWS I 94" sign at the
>>> 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 or
>>> not?  Google chose to do it but since it is unsigned, I lean toward not
>>> showing it.
>>> Most of my information is coming from county GIS sites and DOT, are
>>> there other other sites I should be checking into when looking for
>>> information verification?  So far my interest is in the road network but I
>>> am willing to branch off into recreational trails and such in the future.
>>> Thanks!
>>> Tom
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