[OSM-talk] route ref segments

Jeffrey Martin dogshed at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 15:41:39 BST 2007

If I'm following what you have said in other posts then Australia is similar
to the US in that different parts
of a route may have a physically different kind of highway and any section
of highway may be a part of
many different routes.

Would it be better to have a route tag instead of a ref tag?

Until I saw your au I didn't realize we could have compound keys. Would that
be a better way to state the route network?


On 8/15/07, Brent Easton <b.easton at exemail.com.au> wrote:
> Hi Jeffrey,
> We have gone with a less verbose system for Australia (
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Australian_Roads_Tagging#Reference_Tagging)
> that matches our simpler needs. We have tried to make it as simple as
> possible and logical to make it easy to remember and use.
> It is really up to you, as long as it is logical, you will be able to
> build rules for renderers to process it. We are going to try this for
> Australian route symbols over the next few weeks/months. We plan to make it
> as generic as possible so that you will be able to build in extra rules and
> symbols for specific countries.
> Regards,
> Brent.
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> On 15/08/2007 at 10:37 PM Jeffrey Martin  wrote:
> >I found the US page on the wiki
> >http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/United_States_roads_tagging
> >It shows complex ref segments.
> >Some refs have the route type and some don't.
> >The network type is either one character I for interstate, three for
> county
> >highway CHW and two for US highway.
> >
> >When I create the refs for Korea what rules should I follow?
> >I don't want to cause any problems for rendering software.
> >Are the current ref tags as shown on the wiki OK?
> >
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