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[mkgmap-dev] Highway name or ref

From Lambertus osm at na1400.info on Tue Apr 6 19:51:13 BST 2010

Someone on the forum seems to have found the solution:

Quote by Vclaw:

 > I noticed this same thing on some Garmin maps I was making. I think
 > its caused by the highway shields, as the Garmin can't display those
 > as well as the name at the same time. I fixed it by setting the
 > "display_name" for the highways. eg a style rule like this:

 > highway=primary {name '${ref|highway-symbol:box} ${name}' |
 > '${ref|highway-symbol:box}' | '${name}'; add display_name = '$

It's aparently the second part of this patch of which only the first 
part has been committed: 

Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 09:52:57AM +0200, Lambertus wrote:
>> There's a question on the OSM forum about the naming of highways in the 
>> default stylesheet which comes down to this: if a ref is available then 
>> that seems always used even if a name is also available, can this be 
>> changed to show the name as well?
>> http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?pid=68439#p68439
> I can't repeat this as described on my Edge 705 and today's map
> from http://www.polkupyoraily.net/osm/.  I do see the "mouseover" label
> "ref name", but if I hit Enter on it, the "POI window" displays either
> "ref" or "ref name", i.e., "152" or "1521 Jokivarrentie".  I tried it here:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=60.3470937&lon=25.1346522&zoom=18
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/374125267
> The 1521 is a lesser-class road that lacks the highway shield.  It says
> "1521 Jokivarrentie" on the map without a shield.  The 152 (when I zoom in)
> displays the ref=152 in an oval shield and the name=Sipoontie below that.
> Also, if I select the motorway a few hundred meters west from that point,
> it says just "4" (the ref), but the mouseover tooltip says
> "4 Lahdenväylä (E)" [E=etelä=south].  When I zoom in, the map displays the
> ref in a box and the name below that.
> It would be nice if the "POI window" displayed the name in addition to the ref
> for roads that carry a highway shield.
> Could this be arranged with display_name?
> For some reason, QLandkarteGT is not showing me any street names or labels;
> only POI names.
> Best regards,
> 	Marko
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