[Talk-us] Forest Routes

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Nov 28 20:59:06 UTC 2018

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 3:58 AM Minh Nguyen <minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us>

> On 2018-11-20 08:57, Martijn van Exel wrote:
> > When I map these roads I include the FS number (just the number) as a
> > ref, since that is how they are signposted in the field.
> I think the ref tag on the ways should have a prefix and not just
> consist of a bare number. Otherwise, it's just as ambiguous for data
> consumers as the (123) refs all over New Jersey, since the U.S. doesn't
> have a highway tag that corresponds one-for-one with forest routes.

Agreed, I tend to follow the Forest Service's own convention of going with
FS for 2 digit routes and NFD (National Forest Development) for 3 and 4
digit routes.
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