On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 2:50 PM Richard Fairhurst <rich...@systemed.net> wrote: > Honestly, there is, and it's as Paul and I have described - you put the ref > in the ref tag and leave the name tag blank. This is how it has been in OSM > since pretty much day one. If a newbie in Europe puts a ref in the name tag, > it gets stomped on pretty quickly. > > The reason it might seem otherwise in the States is that the TIGER import > didn't populate the ref tag, just the name tag, and a lot of the TIGER > import still hasn't been cleared up. So there's a bunch of TIGER-derived > roads which have things like "name=County Road 23" (or Township Road, or "Co > Rd", or many other variations).
OK, I'll add that to the things I look for. As I said, I'd been retaining it only when it's the only name, and I never added any new ways with that, merely refrained from repairing that case. It's encouraging that in this particular discussion, that's the only detail you guys say I got wrong. 'ref' tag on the way for the renderer; road route relation with detailed network and ref; never an alt_name or name_1, etc. with a route reference. Oh, and a further corner case: Are we agreed that something like "Old Route 7" has become a name? It's no longer a ref, because Route 7 is now elsewhere. It appears on street signs like any other name, not on a reference banner, and it's the 'addr:street' of the houses on it. -- 73 de ke9tv/2, Kevin _______________________________________________ Tagging mailing list Tagging@openstreetmap.org https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging