skbun wrote:Sure. I'll change the ones you mentioned above right now. I'm ALMOST CERTAIN this is a case of 'It was the defaults', and we don't really have good visibility into all states' standards...which is why this Wiki page really is needed in the first place.
I'll put under Michigan 'considering M-XXX'. This should give you what you want, mapcat, which is 'We think it may be this, let's discuss.' I'll make the changes right now!
Thanks. Re the "good visibility into all states' standards", IDK, but it seems that the overwhelming presence of one standard in the basemapped roads would indicate a standard, or at least a starting point.
Want me to investigate any of the other states? If statewide standards are to be set, then IMO they should at least consider a solution that won't encourage tons of edits for no real improvement. One reason I searched the forum for something on this was an Ohio editor who had been changing lots of roads from "State Rte XXX" to "SR-XXX". While he certainly wasn't damaging anything by doing this, it was unnecessary, and the result was less uniformity.
Also, whoever has any clout with management should ask them when they're going to make "State Rte" and "SR" and all the other variations on this list auto-generate shields like "State Hwy" already does. I have asked them about this repeatedly, and their response has always translated as "You lack clout".
Also, hey, Mapcat. Heard good things about you, and nice to hear from you.
Likewise! It's nice to have enough free time again to work on this.