[OSM-talk] Statistics on planet.osm.gz

Joerg Ostertag openstreetmap at ostertag.name
Thu Apr 13 10:38:26 BST 2006

On Thursday 13 April 2006 11:18, Immanuel Scholz wrote:
> Hi,
> > I've not mapped any of these yet, but what do we do with Ways that change
> > names, or have multiple names, e.g. the A38 (a road going from the south
> > west of England oop north somewhere through the middle of cities) must be
> > called  about  300 other names, and the other names are the more
> > important ones in the towns and cities, but the fact it's the A38 is also
> > useful?
> Maybe you create two different ways on top of each other. One for the
> highway and one for the local street. That would be usefull to assign
> different attributes too (e.g. class=minor and class=highway...)

But two ways for the same road might get difficulties for anyone trying to do 
routing on these Datasets.


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