Normally it would be "ref:usfs" rather than "usfs:ref".
I frequently use tags like "ref:FR:STIF" where STIF is an agreed tag within FR (France). And yes, the main ref for the cited road would be "ref=CR 2". Included spaces in a ref tag vary by local consensus. Some places might use "ref=CR2". If there are signs and they are consistent I'd use that. On Sun, Aug 18, 2019, 18:53 Rob Savoye <r...@senecass.com> wrote: > On 8/18/19 10:27 AM, Richard Fairhurst wrote: > > > name=Corkscrew Gulch Road > > ref=CR 2 > > usfs:ref=FS 729.2B > > Interesting, I didn't realize "usfs:ref" is a tag. I have used ref for > camp site numbers, didn't know it supported alphanumerics. I dug around, > and don't see usfs:ref being used, at least not anywhere in Colorado. > > I was wondering if using "alt_name" with ';' was a good idea. I guess > the issue for me is how it appears when searching in OsmAnd, which has > been the major gripe. I guess I can change a few obscure roads, and just > see how OsmAnd handles it. > > Where it gets interesting is for an incident on Corkscrew Gulch Road, > Dispatch often uses the USFS designation, cause the call may come from > the forest service. What name gets used depends on who you work for... > Not your problem, many thanks for the input. > > > I think this holds even if the "county-designated name" is CR 2. The > "name > > everyone uses" tallies with OSM standard practice; the official > reference is > > what we have the ref tag for. > > Plus 'name' is usually what any mapping app will put on the display. > OSM has most all these roads already, they just have no tags beyond > "highway=track". > > Minor note to other mappers, we're big into 'smoothness', 'surface', > 'tracktype', as we use those to help determine what type of apparatus to > respond in. I usually have to validate that by driving the road, > although the difference between 'bad' and 'very_bad' is very open to a > difference of opinion... (high clearance only is what I use for > very_bad) But anyway, thank you all for good metadata! > > - rob - > > _______________________________________________ > Tagging mailing list > Tagging@openstreetmap.org > https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging >
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