[OSM-talk] Help! Changeset reverted without explanation

Apollinaris Schoell aschoell at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 19:41:58 GMT 2010

On 28 Feb 2010, at 10:18 , John Smith wrote:

> On 1 March 2010 04:03, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:
>> That doesn't help in this case: for example a US highway crosses multiple
>> states, but is always assigned the same shield.    And there is nothing in
> This is just a pre-processing problem before going into pgsql for
> mapnik, or whatever rendering software you use, you extract the way
> inside the polygon.
>> standard tagging (that I remember) to distinguish a county from state road -
> network=CO (county)
> network=S (state)

why duplicate redundant info, requires double care when a roud is up/downgraded. isn't it better this way



>> I follow the general recommendation that US=primary, state=secondary, most
>> major county roads=tertiary.   Those in other regions may promote the small
>> roads based on lane count, max speed, etc.
> In Australia the designations are applied based on a number of
> factors, like source of funding (partially or wholly federally
> funded), or the numbering scheme applied by the state (alphanumeric or
> otherwise).
> As far as I can tell, every route type in Australia has been
> documented on this page:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Custom_Highway_Shields
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