[mkgmap-dev] [PATCH] Display road name instead of ref in routing directionsFrom Clinton Gladstone clinton.gladstone at googlemail.com on Sat Oct 31 13:52:02 GMT 2009
On Oct 30, 2009, at 23:56, Felix Hartmann wrote: >> In Germany the label of the primaries is shown on the road signs >> (B57, B58...), but not the labels of the secondaries (like L237, >> K39 and so on). How is this handled in other countries? > This is not related to type of road, but type of symbol. :box > and :hbox cannot display certain types of labels (see older messages > from me) - other like :oval have no restrictions and you can input > more or less whatever you like. I think Ralf was talking about the "real world" here, not the one in our GPS devices. ;-) That is, when you are outside and looking at the physical signs on the road, the 'ref' number of secondary roads does not usually appear on the signs, however the 'ref' of primary highways is generally printed on the signs (at least in Germany). This makes a difference for routing directions: when should the ref be used and when should the name be used? - For motorways, we almost always want the ref: A35 instead of "Autoroute des Cigognes"; A1 instead of "Autostrada del Sole". - This is also probably true for trunk roads. - For primary highways, either the ref or the name or both could be most appropriate: "B58", or "Weseler Strasse", or "Weseler Strasse (B58)"? - Generally for secondary and lower roads, we want the name; the ref is secondary: "Bahnhofstrasse" instead of "K 4256". And the question is, is this also true for other countries?
- Previous message: [mkgmap-dev] [PATCH] Display road name instead of ref in routing directions
- Next message: [mkgmap-dev] [PATCH] Display road name instead of ref in routing directions
- Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ]
More information about the mkgmap-dev mailing list