[OSM-talk] Korean roads and highways

Jeffrey Martin dogshed at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 09:46:03 BST 2007

You could look at a kind of road in the US and say it's kinda like
a particular kind of road in the UK, but I'm not sure that will work.

For example one part of a US Highway (black and white shield) might look
like a UK motorway, another part like a UK secondary road, another part like
UK tertiary road, and another part like a UK trunk road. I think these are
different systems.

Most maps in the US have some way of showing the kind of road using the
of the line in addition to the various symbols that show what route system
it is
a part of.

Of course I could be wrong. All I know about the UK system is what I found
on this wiki page: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Key:highway

On 8/15/07, Tom Hughes < tom at compton.nu> wrote:
> In message < bf60a2e10708142020x48cd44aag97a67e9fa88b350a at mail.gmail.com>
>         Jeffrey Martin <dogshed at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Why are we using the ref tag and not a tag for highway type and another
> tag
> > for route number?
> Eh? The highway tag gives the general class of the road, and the ref
> tag gives it's reference (typically some sort of alphanumeric code
> number).
> So highway= is a tag for highway type, and ref= for route number.
> The highway types are generic (ish - they originated in the UK so are
> a bit UK biased), not country specific, so a mapping has to be developed
> for each country.
> Understanding country specific conventions for rendering things like
> route numbers isn't really something we're very good at yes, but I'm
> sure it will come in time. For now I would just stick ref=XXX on.
> Tom
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