[OSM-talk] Korean roads and highways

Jeffrey Martin dogshed at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 04:20:19 BST 2007


Why are we using the ref tag and not a tag for highway type and another tag
for route number?

On 8/15/07, Brent Easton <b.easton at exemail.com.au> wrote:
>
> Hi Jeffrey,
>
> The existing generic 'ref=' tag is available for any simple text reference
> you may want printed against a road.
>
> In Australia, we have developed a system specifically for Australia using
> the 'ref:au=' tag where the options you can use relate directly to the type
> of road and its signage (
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Australian_Roads_Tagging#Reference_Tagging)
> as used in Australia.
>
> This is brand new does not display anything on the main Mapnik or
> Osmarender maps yet, but we are working on that. In the meantime, it gives
> us a coherent standard to use to start marking routes that will ultimately
> be rendered with the correct route symbols for Australia.
>
> Regards,
> Brent.
>
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> On 15/08/2007 at 8:10 AM Jeffrey Martin  wrote:
>
> >When I look at the road tags on the wiki I really want
> >to come up with my own system for Korea.
> >I would just like to have a tag for each kind of
> >symbol found on the road signs. Will this mess
> >up the rendering?
> >
> >My Korean driver's license manual shows four different
> >kinds roads for Korea. (p. 43)
> >
> >Expressway with a red, white, and blue shield.
> >National road with a solid blue circle.
> >Provincial road with a yellow rectangle.
> >City road with a squished hexagon.
> >
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