January 10, 2010, 1:10am
I am wondering why for many smaller roads and tracks, and even some highways, the name of these is not displayed at all, no matter the zoom level. Is there a way to forceably reveal the names? I have verified that theys ways actually have names as they are assigned when viewed in Edit mode.
January 10, 2010, 1:17am
Names will not show if they are longer than the lenght of the way. Do you see it happen on short ways with long names?
Other nearby symbols or symbol labels could also cause dropped road labels.
January 12, 2010, 12:16am
Hi, thanks for the reply.
No, it doesn’t matter on the road length. Take
http://osm.org/go/ueDFnQKSJ-?layers=000BFTF for example. The issue is most prevalent with minor road types.
January 12, 2010, 1:15am
The roads you linked to do not have a name. The fact that they show up with a red outline in the NoName map should be a giant clue.
January 12, 2010, 2:55pm
NoName map: go to
osm.org, and click on the + top right. From the menu, select the No Name map. That map will highlight all unnamed roads with a red outline.
Thanks - I hadn’t realised what that one was, I’m learning!