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Offline Jim

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Re: Great River Road waypoints (larger discussion)
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2019, 03:32:03 pm »
I'd be in favor of getting these kinds of points in as the maintainers of each state are willing and able to do so.

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Re: Great River Road waypoints (larger discussion)
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2019, 01:08:02 am »
If neroute2 wants to work on GRR waypoints, help out reviewing Arkansas & Louisiana.

He's working on Arkansas already.

I'm almost done with Arkansas (did all the state numbered routes, now checking the U.S. Routes) and can do Louisiana next, but it's already marked as being reviewed by cl94. But I see he's only done a bit of LA 1.

Have at Louisiana. I haven't had much time to.

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Re: Great River Road waypoints (larger discussion)
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2019, 12:57:39 pm »
Don't forget the states east of the river and south of Illinois, that also have GRR segments.

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Re: Great River Road waypoints (larger discussion)
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2019, 01:49:54 pm »
Don't forget the states east of the river and south of Illinois, that also have GRR segments.
Kentucky and Mississippi need no points. Tennessee needed one which was added with no trouble.

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Re: Great River Road waypoints (larger discussion)
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2019, 10:29:22 pm »
There's so much hot garbage I found in those states when looking at the GRR (just one minor example).

That looks strange for how roads are now, but for travelers who went on US61 before the bypass was built they left the current highway at the * points around Fort Madison.  Keeping up with new road construction on routes that you have not been near for years, it can be quite helpful.  Depending on the construction changes and the maintainer, some areas end up with * points like this where the former route path separates from the current roadway or right of way, while others would just say the interchange was close enough.  The pickier traveler would prefer having the * point, as it is a more accurate map of their travels.

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Re: Great River Road waypoints (larger discussion)
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2019, 02:20:25 pm »
I agree with Duke87, mapcat and Jim.

Though IMO I'd also call it a low priority to put the specific onus on the contributors to add these points.
Low priority, but still a useful & good idea.

Re IA US61:
https://historicaerials.com/location/40.67196420482975/-91.26652836799623/2009/16

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Re: Great River Road waypoints (larger discussion)
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2019, 02:55:39 pm »
I could have sworn that point didn't have an asterisk a week ago.

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Re: Great River Road waypoints (larger discussion)
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2019, 03:00:05 pm »
I could have sworn that point didn't have an asterisk a week ago.
It didn't.
https://github.com/TravelMapping/HighwayData/blame/master/hwy_data/IA/usaus/ia.us061.wpt#L20
https://github.com/TravelMapping/HighwayData/commit/ae439881a81ab15cc3e6d7de0fbde1609fe60f99#diff-ddc0cfa6a58567fa6261f6283d529d14
The really anal part of me wants to point out that it shoulda been left in place, better marking the original alignment's split, but hey, whatevs. Water under the overpass.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2019, 03:09:59 pm by yakra »