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

Stefan Keller sfkeller at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 14:30:44 UTC 2013

Hi Jochen

Thank you for your initiative!
AFAIK the osm2pgsql (config) has problems with ; in tags.


2013/6/1  <osm at aighes.de>:
> 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 ;
> Henning
> 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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