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Re-tagging quadrant routes in Pennsylvania, USA from `ref` -> `ref:penndot` (Part 2)

Posted by oini on 9 February 2016 in English (English)

Continuing from the previous diary post.

Last week, the quadrant routes (routes having 4-digit route numbers prefixed with SR) in Pennsylvania were re-tagged by replacing the ref key with the ref:penndot key.

Outcome

Total routes re-tagged: 6787

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Breakdown of re-tagged routes

  • ref=Sr **** -> ref:penndot=SR ****: 35
  • ref=SR **** -> ref:penndot=SR ****: 3151
    • This was a mass-edit and have been uploaded in one go
    • After the edit was done it was noticed that in 29 of these routes SR **** was followed by a non-state route number like T*** , PA ***, Historic PA ***
  • ref=SR**** -> ref:penndot=SR****: 3592
    • This edit was done in 7 parts, each changesest containing the following number of routes:
      • 32: In this case, ref=SR**** was changed to ref:penndot=SR **** using the TODO list plugin in JOSM. Since changing the rest 3560 routes in a similar way would have taken a very long time, from the next step only ref was changed to ref:penndot by mass modification and SR**** was left as is
      • 474
      • 179
      • 325
      • 592
      • 1422
      • 568
    • Also this time it was ensured that none of the routes of the order of SR followed by a non-state route number were edited
  • ref:penndot=Sr -> ref:penndot=SR: 9

Note

  • Of these 6787 re-tagged routes, 1031 routes were found with the penndot_ref tag alongside the ref tag. Following the OSM Wiki guidelines, the penndot_ref tags were deleted for these routes.
  • @rickmastfan67 pointed out that 4 nodes with exit numbers were wrongly re-tagged to ref:penndot in this process. This change was reverted back here

Next Action

  • 37 routes were found where SR**** is followed by a non-state route number like T*** , PA ***, Historic PA ***
  • 79 routes were found where a non-state route number like T*** , PA ***, Historic PA *** is followed by SR ****

For the above 116 routes, the ref tags were not changed to ref:penndot as we’re unsure of the correct tagging convention for these cases. We would appreciate any input on what would be the correct way to tag them and if the 29 similar routes that were unintentionally re-tagged to ref:penndot in the second step need to be reverted back.

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