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

Minh Nguyen minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us
Mon Jul 11 06:11:24 UTC 2016

Kevin Morgan <morgankevinj at ...> writes:

> 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. 

There is a separate tagging scheme for destination and directional
information. [1] Many major highways have been tagged this way. Hopefully
OSM-based navigation software would begin to make use of these tags, because
relying solely on names and refs on ways would lead to a lot of missed
turns, regardless of the criteria for using the `name` tag.

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Exit_Info

minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us

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