[Openstreetmap] Re: Naming segments using applet

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Dec 7 14:01:47 GMT 2005

Frank Mohr wrote:

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"

If we look at how traditional maps handle these issues we generally find
that for different map scales and audience the output for the same "street"
varies. It may just be the alphanumeric reference when at large scale but
the most detailed name when at street index level.

So the DB needs to be able to handle not only a variety of names but also
the context in which to display them. So perhaps you might have something
<name display=global> for the generic designation when viewing from your
private jet and 
<name display=local> for a streetmap. 
If you look at a traditional streetmap you rarely find the same street given
two names, rather any additional name is displayed on a specific segment of
the street or it is referenced in some other way (eg locality <poi>


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