[Talk-us] Common names of highways do not match road signs.

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Sun Jul 10 10:47:05 UTC 2016

Greg Troxel wrote:
> When converting to garmin format with mkgmap, and I think with osmand, 
> I will tend to hear both the name and the ref.  That's a big lengthy, but
> there's no real pattern on which to leave out.

For cycle.travel's directions in the US, I've started post-processing the
name and ref tag to remove duplication. So if name=State Route 315 and
ref=OH 315, for example, it will simply say the road to follow is "OH 315"
rather than "OH 315 State Route 315". But this requires some Lua
string-matching magick which I suspect is outwith the capabilities of


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