[OSM-talk] Highway tagging in general around the world

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Wed Aug 15 11:43:46 BST 2007

In message <200708152022430130.026218C0 at smtp.nsw.exemail.com.au>
        Brent Easton <b.easton at exemail.com.au> wrote:

> Tom's comment was
> > We don't have good non-country specific route marking yet (at
> > least in mapnik - Osmarender is a bit better) so asking for
> > country specific might be leaping ahead a bit.
> Is there such a thing as non-country specific route marking??? Do you
> mean UK route marking? Surely route marking is always at least region
> specific (EU), if not country specific.

I mean simply putting route numbers on the map in any form at all.

Currently I believe mapnik is only doing it for motorways. Osmarender
does it rather more widely.

> Route marking with appropriate symbols seems to be a pretty basic
> requirement that people, but whenever it is mentioned, the same story
> is trotted out - leave it till we can infer the country that a route
> is in. I see no evidence that this is likely to happen.

It's only getting the shield shape right that is hard - mapnik is
perfectly capable of rendering the shields.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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