timbucks wrote:Would it be possible to make cardinality an optional field? If the E, W, N, S, etc were moved there the map would look less cluttered...
It would also be good because the name of a road and the direction of travel are separate properties. The only reason we put N/S & E/W in the Name field is that we have no other place to put it. But just like including the county/borough in the city name, it's a workaround; the proper solution is to make it a separate field.
dknight212 wrote:Hopefully when (if) we get road shields here in the UK it should start to look less cluttered.
Distinguishing shield information from street/alt name is a step in that direction. Even if it means a proliferation of yet-unused fields in the road database, I hope that when they update it for one feature, they are anticipating the needs of other features like this.