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#1 2019-11-25 22:33:50

Dark_Valor
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Registered: 2019-11-25
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How are highways named correctly?

I use this example due to how short I-40 is not.  If I look in OpenStreetMap, I am likely to see I 40, I 40B, I-40, and I-40B.  Should interstate, US, and state highways contain the "-" or a space?  Should the answer be a space, why?

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#2 2019-11-26 08:21:19

PHerison
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Re: How are highways named correctly?

Hi and welcome to OSM and the forum

The US-Community is more active on https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-us . You might want to post your question there.

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#3 2019-11-26 11:55:17

maxerickson
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Registered: 2016-11-18
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Re: How are highways named correctly?

The space is the current separator. There's no real strong reason other than inertia, but that's a pretty good reason.

If they are consistent it's easier to change them when making a map and so on. Any project to change them should start with getting lots of buy-in so that lots of people work on it and it happens in some reasonable amount of time.

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