[OSM-talk] UK: Trunk-Primary

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Mon Aug 13 09:29:25 BST 2007

In message <46C01288.9080901 at frankieandshadow.com>
        David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com> wrote:

> Tom said:
>> That is, to be completely frank, a ludicrous proposal. Tagging something
>> explicitly based on the colour of the signs is just ridiculous.
> I'm pretty sure that's what most of us are doing, or rather we are
> using the signs as ground-based evidence of what kind of road they
> are.

That was my point really - using the sign colour as evidence of the
highway type to dictate the value of the highway tag is good. Recording
the sign colour as information in it's own right with a signage=green
tag is silly.

In other words, it isn't the sign colour you should be recording, it's 
whether road is a primary A road or not. The sign colour just happens
to be one way of determining that.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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