|Definition:|| ref:color describes the color of the highway reference |
as it is found on road signs.
Voting only includes the proposal, not the ref-color table. It has not been voted yet.
Add to the highway tagging (highway=*) the ref color (the color of road signs) in order to have
- more info
- better orientation
- local flavour
- administrative classification (when colors match)
Sign color is a geographical "fact"
Highway classification is intended to describe them physicaly. This way the user can decide the route to choose by means of the vehicle he is using and can calculate in advance travel times no matter were in the world we are.
By the other hand local color schemes are designed as route orientation so is good not to loose that info. It has been discussed several times that administrative classification is more functional in some countries. So tagging in those are not by pure physical means.
With this ref:color 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.
Applies only to ways.
for international references same but with
HEX > #rrggbb
there are 2 aproaches:
1 Render should take in account (highway=*) tags to paint the ways (as it is now),
but should take in account ref:color=* to paint the shields.
This way we can see physical and administrative highway classification at the same time. and they can be tagged independently
2 Main renders don't follow. Then it will still be useful as local servers or navigation devices can take ref:color info and make a custom render, or toggle between render type.
There are two cases where having highway classification independent of ref:color is useful:
- when there are different ref:color for same highway classification, as and that are both Tertiary.
- when a road changes highway classification but keeps same ref:color, as in next table:
|way||clasif.||stretch 1||stretch 2||stretch 3|