[Talk-us] Changing

OSM Volunteer stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Mon Jan 1 01:37:03 UTC 2018


On Dec 31, 2017, at 5:27 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> I'd go with ref_unsigned on that, just to be orthagonal with other unsigned refs (like Oregon's state highways as opposed to state, US and Interstate routes; or Oklahoma's unsigned 0, 00 and 000).

Yup, there is that, too.  Anybody else want to chime in about old_ref or ref_unsigned or other flavors of those (in the loose semantic sense)?  We might nail down some neat and tidy syntax with a brief statement of the fully known universe of all (more? most?) similar tags (he types hopefully).

> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 10:40 PM, Albert Pundt <roadsguy99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It also allows for ref:legislative to be used (much like ref:penndot throughout Pennsylvania) in states that still use these separate legislative routes.
> 
> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 8:49 PM, OSM Volunteer stevea <steveaOSM at softworkers.com> wrote:
> BTW, I'm all for your old_ref_legislative -> old_ref:legislative proposal.  It seems it would harmonize tags in the East and West (of the USA).
> 
> Briefly (my reasoning is):  combining tagging conventions with tagging conventions growth = growth in OSM.  It is surprising how resolving small syntax and semantics blurs like these truly helps everything!



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