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

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Jul 10 12:18:34 UTC 2016

On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 5:47 AM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>

> 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
> mkgmap.

Ideally the name tag would be removed in the OSM data in the first place in
such a case.
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