Directionality on Road Labels

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Re: Directionality on Road Labels

Postby floppyrod84 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:17 pm

Why don't we have an "Agree" or "Like" button on the forum? Damn PHPbb :P
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Re: Directionality on Road Labels

Postby dmcconachie » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:52 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I think we're talking about the same thing right? The name 'shield' is more US-specific because of the graphics used, but really we are talking about some kind of icon which includes the route/highway/interstate/motorway/carriageway number, and this icon background should be emblematic or specific to the country, province, state, etc. so that it matches what the driver would see on local signage. Or am I missing something?


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Re: Directionality on Road Labels

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:47 pm

I think we're talking about the same thing right? The name 'shield' is more US-specific because of the graphics used, but really we are talking about some kind of icon which includes the route/highway/interstate/motorway/carriageway number, and this icon background should be emblematic or specific to the country, province, state, etc. so that it matches what the driver would see on local signage. Or am I missing something?
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Re: Directionality on Road Labels

Postby dmcconachie » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:16 pm

Shields would be useless in the UK. We have blue signs for motorway and green for A roads, white for most B roads. That would be an option for us at least, just changing the background colour

Whilst shields wouldn't be right for UK, small coloured boxes with the road number would be good, leaving the road name number-free! There was lots of chat about this last year including a colour scheme more closely matching the DoT! Went quiet long time ago though!
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Re: Directionality on Road Labels

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:47 pm

xteejx wrote:Shields would be useless in the UK. We have blue signs for motorway and green for A roads, white for most B roads. That would be an option for us at least, just changing the background colour :)

If the shields in the US for each state are different (which I am not sure of), I would think it would be possible to have other country/state/province-specific shields/icons.
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Re: Directionality on Road Labels

Postby floppyrod84 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:37 pm

Shields would be useless in the UK. We have blue signs for motorway and green for A roads, white for most B roads. That would be an option for us at least, just changing the background colour :)
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Re: Directionality on Road Labels

Postby sketch » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:58 pm

The only shields I have seen in the Live Map are for "I- ##", "US Hwy ##", and "State Rte ##".

It'd be very nice to have each state's shield as well. I know states do things differently: while one might sign it "State Route 543", in Louisiana it is signed "LA 182". Optimally it'd be nice to put in "LA- 182" and have this interpreted into the Louisiana shield with "182" in it, for example.
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Re: Directionality on Road Labels

Postby dfdk » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:41 pm

This is a bit off topic, and in general is regarding the shield display. I have been standardizing the names of some freeways in my area but I am not sure how to label them correctly in order for the shield to show up at all. For example I labeled a freeway as "CA- 24 W" including the space after the state designation, but I reckon it might be an incorrect way of doing so, even though it is within the guidelines from the waze wiki page. Anyhow when I label the freeways as such no shield appears in the live map.
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Re: Directionality on Road Labels

Postby FrisbeeDog » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:21 pm

I agree that we should keep putting direction notation on roads. Beyond the issue of traffic, it helps confirm navigation. For example, if you are directed to I- 40 W then you can confirm that you are indeed on the right road as the traffic signs you see contain that designation as well (at least in the US).
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Re: Directionality on Road Labels

Postby sketch » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:42 am

Dror, do you think it's possible that we could get those shields to display in the client as well? That would look really nice...
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