|ref:colour describes the color of the highway reference as it is found on road signs.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
ref:colour describes the color of the highway reference as it is found on road signs.
This tag seems to work only in Spain! look at Talk:Proposed_features/ref:color.
Add to the highway tagging (highway=*) the ref colour (the colour of road signs) in order to have
- more info
- better orientation
- local flavour
- administrative classification (when colours match)
Sign colour is a geographical "fact"
With this ref:colour scheme, highway tags can describe both features at the same time. We can see physical and administrative highway classification at the same time. and they can be tagged independently.
for international references same but with
black, white, blue, green, red, orange, brown, yellow, purple, grey
or hex colour number
Render could take in account (highway=*) tags to paint the ways (as it is now),
but should take in account ref:colour=* to paint the shields.
This way we can see physical and administrative highway classification at the same time. and they can be tagged independently
This is a road that changes physically but has same road signs
Will be in use in OsmAnd (Version > 2.??)
|International route (Europe)|
| (NW stretch from M-40 ,
blue signs. no roundabouts nor crossings)
|highway=primary , motorroad=yes||ref=M-503||ref:colour=orange||ref:colour_tx=black||ref:colour_bg=blue|
(SW stretch from M-40 ,
white signs. roundabouts and crossings)
|highway=trunk , motorroad=yes||ref=N-VI||ref:colour=red||ref:colour_tx=white||ref:colour_bg=blue|