[OSM-talk] Names, split streets and relations

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Sun Jul 27 20:38:33 BST 2008

On 27 Jul 2008, at 20:09, Gervase Markham wrote:

> I have a situation (which I suspect is very common) where a street is
> split into e.g. 3 ways, because the middle one is part of a bus  
> route or
> other relation.
> If you label all three ways with "name=Foo Street", you get "Foo  
> Street"
> rendered 3 times along a fairly short length, at least in  
> Osmarender. If
> you leave the name off the outer ends, then those ways are incorrectly
> assumed to be unnamed streets when they have a name. In other words,
> you've made the data bogus for rendering reasons.
> What is the correct response to this? The "obvious" thing to do is
> attach the street name to a relation which incorporates all three  
> ways.
> Do the main renderers yet correctly render street names expressed as
> relations?

The renderers need fixed, if they can't cope with this kind of data.  
(I have seen a few people use osmarender:name = no, however the  
renderer should just be fixed to cope with the data thrown at it.)

Mapnik will only write the name where there is space for it.


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