[OSM-talk] UK: Trunk-Primary

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Mon Aug 13 09:52:30 BST 2007

Tom Hughes wrote:
> 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.

In my crib sheet
Trunk = green
Primary = red

Why would you want anything more than that?

( Apart from a switch in MS Autoroute to actually GIVE the right colours for 
the right roads :) )

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