[OSM-talk] route ref segments

Jeffrey Martin dogshed at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 15:44:15 BST 2007


On 8/15/07, Jeffrey Martin <dogshed at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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?
>
> route.us.us.alt=77
> route.us.i.alt=70
> route.us.i=70
> route.us.i=70
> route.us.us.bus=77
> route.us.us.truck=77
> route.us.ks=15
> route.us.mo=K
>
> 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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> > ____________________________________________________________
> > Brent Easton
> > Analyst/Programmer
> > University of Western Sydney
> > Email: b.easton at uws.edu.au
> >
> >
>
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I saw your discussion about letting the software determine your country. I'm
not from a border area, but it might be helpful to have Canadian
designations on roads in the US that are near the border and vis versa.

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