Talk:Road signs in the United States

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Implementation

Could OSM make different icon backgrounds available for ref tags?

Would something like this work?:

  • k="ref", v="5"
  • k="ref_icon", v="Interstate_narrow"
Probably this should be chosen by the renderer, e.g. Mapnik/OSMARender, not hardcoded in the OSM data. Mapnik is already parsing the ref/name tag to label some routes, so this shouldn't be an issue. Lordsutch 03:41, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Interstate Signs

Is this ever going to be implemented? I see it on the MapQuest tiles, but not the standard tiles. --Axiomx11 (talk) 22:02, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

The OpenStreetMap U.S. chapter has a working prototype[1] that handles many more shield designs than MapQuest. The code is available at Launchpad. I'd love to see it incorporated into the standard map. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 09:40, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Good work Minh! Will you be presenting anything at the State Of The Map U.S. 2014 conference? --Axiomx11 (talk) 23:52, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Actually, I should point out that the Shield Renderer is mostly the work of Phil! Gold and Richard Weait. I just contributed a bit, and of course there are numerous individuals involved in setting up route relations. Phil and Richard have presented at SotM and SotMUS in the past, and I would be disappointed if there weren't something about the shields at SoTMUS this year. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 05:55, 24 February 2014 (UTC)