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Fri Nov 6 04:03:19 UTC 2015
And I would be that "James Mast" that Alex mentioned. ;)
> Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2015 10:27:06 -0500
> From: ethnicfoodisgreat at gmail.com
> To: talk-us at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] CrossCountryRoads.com
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 06:40:38 -0600
> > From: Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>
> > To: Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org>
> > Cc: OSM US Talk <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
> > Subject: Re: [Talk-us] CrossCountryRoads.com
> > On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 10:55 AM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I was in touch with Tom Valazak who created and maintains
> > crosscountryroads.com, a site somewhat similar to aaroads.com containing
> > images and video footage for interstates and highways in more than 40 US
> > states. He generously grants OSM permission to use the images on his site
> > for mapping more freeway related information such as signposts, lane
> > counts, speed limits. I created a wiki page for this:
> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/CrossCountryRoads.com
> > I hope you find it useful. If you do, please drop Tom a line through his
> > web site, I am sure he would appreciate it.
> > Wow, that's gonna be handy for my current interstates project.
> Check out this e-mail I got from Alex Nitzman (webmaster at aaroads.com)
> of aaroads.com. The last paragraph is the important part.
> Mark Bradley
> * * * * * * * * * * * *
> Hi Mark,
> Thank you for writing and the compliments to our site. A lot of the
> Indiana information comes from our contributor Thomas Decker, who
> lives in Indianapolis. I appreciate the work you do as well, as I used
> to work with GIS for Universal Map Group and still do GIS work on the
> The glossary section on state routes/highways/roads nomenclature comes
> from a map created by a road enthusiast that outlined all of the terms
> used by state on our highway forum. I followed that up with research
> on what contributors added to Wikipedia. Being that I live in Florida,
> I also am used to the term state road, as that it what FDOT uses as
> well. Shall I update the glossary to reflect that state road is not
> solely the term used in Indiana?
> The shield gallery was originally created by Jake Bear. He used a
> different set of terms and no longer runs the gallery. As it works
> out, the term state highway tends to be trumped by state route by most
> At some point we will overhaul the Gallery and perhaps better specify
> the difference. But my knowledge of PHP scripting is not fluid enough
> to do it myself at this time.
> Most of the glossary was compiled by Andy Field back in 2001 or 2002.
> I was not aware of the surface street definition, and I think the
> definition he gave is too vague. Perhaps the term should not be
> Excellent point on the added benefit to mileage based interchange
> numbering. I shall amend the description to include that.
> There are a number of forum members that also participate in updating
> OpenStreetMap. My forum administration James Mast is one of them, and
> I have supplied him with updates for Florida in the past. There is an
> Open Street Map thread on the board as well. You have my permission to
> use information/photos to help improve it.
> - Alex
> Alex Nitzman
> Webmaster - AARoads.com | Interstate-Guide.com
> Blog: http://blog.aaroads.com
> Forum: http://www.aaroads.com/forum
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