[OSM-talk] Names, split streets and relations

Karl Newman siliconfiend at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 23:52:50 BST 2008

On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Gervase Markham <gerv-gmane at gerv.net>

> 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?
> Gerv

I think the "obvious" thing is to quit splitting ways just because there's a
bridge or the speed limit changed... IMHO, the only reason to split ways is
if the name changes or if the major type changes.

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