[OSM-talk] Who interprets semicolon in tag values?

osm at aighes.de osm at aighes.de
Sat Jun 1 06:44:32 UTC 2013

Hi Jochen,
mkgmap (the program, which generates Garmin-maps) is able to handle these
;-separated values in it's style-file. There is a function returning a
specified value. You can also specify the seperator-char.
Eg. you can "ask": give me the second value-part which is seperated with ;


on Fri, 31 May 2013 17:03:26 +0200, wrote Jochen Topf <jochen at remote.org>:
> Hi!
> We have had an informal convention for a long time to use a semicolon
> (;) in tag values to separate multiple values, for instance
> "ref=I 70; US 40" to denote that there are two numbered roads on a way.
> But most software out there doesn't actually interpret this in any
> special way.
> If you know of any software that actually does interpret this specially,
> please tell me. I am trying to get an idea where and how this is used in
> the real world. You can answer here on the list or write to me
> privately, I'll summarize for the list later. Thanks!
> Jochen

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