[Openstreetmap] Re: Naming segments using applet

Frank Mohr f_mohr at yahoo.de
Wed Dec 7 12:29:23 GMT 2005

Tom Carden wrote:
> On 12/7/05, Immanuel Scholz <immanuel.scholz at gmx.de> wrote:
>>Naming line segments as though they are streets was introduced as
>>solution to name different sections of a street with another name. So if
>>you name "Highway 66" and pieces of this street are usually named "Baker
>>Street", you can do this by naming the segments to a different name. The
>>segment names will override the street's name which the segments belong
>>I am (as a theorist) not very fond of this idea, but it is
>>pragmatic. ;-)
> Do you (as a theorist) have a better suggestion?  Should we just
> rename all the streets in the world so they are consistent?  How would
> your "street" datatype work?
> Note that it's not clear yet whether we'll be doing...
> street:
> a ---- b ---- c ---- d --- e ---- f
> where there is a "street" data type from a to f named "route 66" and
> all the segments (a-b, b-c, c-d, etc) are also named "route 66" but
> d-e is named "baker street" on the server.
> OR
> street
> a ---- b ---- c ---- d --- e ---- f
> where a-b, b-c, c-d and e-f are named "route 66" and d-e is named
> "baker street" on the server, but it's up to the client to work out
> what's going on, and it's just a matter of modifying the interface to
> allow streets to be specified.
> At the moment I prefer the latter because it's simpler on the API, but
> the former makes a few other things easier so I suspect it's the way
> to go.  In the latter way, we wouldn't really care about streets
> (they're just collections of segments with the same name) and but we
> might infer things about blocks instead for purposes of routing etc. 
> Can you tell I like blocks because they can be identified
> automatically?
> Tom.

both solutions wouldn't solve the problem that a street might have
more than two names

just to repeat my example with "Bundestraße" in Germany or RN in France

Outside of cities, the Street has just a Label "B nr" or "RN nr",
inside, it also has a name

Ex. 2 Names
B26 - Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. (Griesheim) - Rheinstr. (Darmstadt)

3 Names:
B42 - B42 + B3 - Gräfenhäuser Str. (Darmstadt) - B42 ends here
                                   B3 continues on Kasinostr.

Or for Imi in Munich:

2 names: Landsberger Str = B2
3 names: Brudermühlstr. = E54 and "Mittlerer Ring"



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