[OSM-talk] Names, split streets and relations

Gervase Markham gerv-gmane at gerv.net
Mon Jul 28 05:55:13 BST 2008


Karl Newman wrote:
> 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.

Er, correct me if I'm wrong, but it's not possible to apply a tag to
only part of a way. So if the speed limit or anything else changes, you
can't have a continuous way if you want to tag correctly.

Gerv





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