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

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Jul 10 17:15:51 UTC 2016

I think this would be great for point-based data in order to help others
properly determine the correct name=* tag.  However, given the
circumstances, I tend to also use source:name or name:source (not sure
which is correct) citing the state law renaming the road, since that's
verifable and canonical and signage frequently is not here.

On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 11:07 AM, Kevin Morgan <morgankevinj at fastmail.fm>

> Here is an idea. An additional tag is added called signage. The tag use
> the following format  name;ref;text. Each item is added to the tag if the
> information is in clued on road signs. The tag has the following sub tags
> color, icon, description, direction and text. The text sub tag is used to
> add additional text that is not a part of the name or ref. For example the
> city a road way leads to often include on a road sign. Description is for
> descriptive information that needs to be interpreted by a person rather map
> generation software. Direction is north,south, east,west.
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