User:Lemuria/Lutang/Mapping conventions

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The mapping conventions for Lutang.


Lutang's city and municipal governments use a variety of addressing and house numbering systems. But there are always exceptions. The addressing systems of Lutang can be bluntly described as a hot mess of complicated systems with exceptions that the Lutang postal worker must memorize to work with the Lutang Post.


The format is:

  • [N] Street, [Quarter/Village], [City], [Province], Lutang

For Bagong Bandila, it is common practice not to write "Greater Bandila Area". But for other towns near BB, writing it is common.


  • This Verona Coffee location in Limingan is located at: 50 Archanta Street, Limingan, Bagong Bandila, Lutang

House numbering

The city governments of Lutang just can't agree on how to number buildings. However, there are many patterns and behaviors that almost everyone has agreed on.

  • Buildings get the address of the street where their main entrance is.
  • If a building has multiple entrances of equal prominence, higher road classifications always win.
  • Compounds of buildings share one house number. Separator determined by lem:addr:compound_separator Each building in the compound gets another number, like 69A (letter), 69-1(dash), or 69.1 (period).


  • Sided evenness: One side gets odd numbers and the others have even numbers.
  • N-center: Instead of going from the beginning of a street to the end, you center the numbers on N and work from there as you map the buildings. Check lem:addr:n_center.

This table is non-exhaustive. Please check lem:* tags on administrative boundary relations.

Used by Description Image lem:addr:sys=
Bagong Bandila European scheme. Sided evenness. Numbers go up from start of a street to the end. For this reason, please map all the buildings of a street before assigning addresses. 300 european
Payagin N-centered scheme (N = mostly 500 but varies in some areas to spread out duplicate numbers as far as possible). Sided evenness. Numbers go up going south or east.


Lutang's administrative division system is closely modelled after that of the real Philippines. OSM Philippines admin_level= conventions thus apply to Lutang. Always use relations to define these boundaries.

Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Lutang N/A National border Regions Provinces Sangguniang Panlalawigan districts (if any) Cities and Municipalities/Towns Sangguniang Panlungsod/Bayan districts (if any) Other administrative districts (if any) Zones (if any) Barangays Sitios/Puroks (only if boundaries are defined)
Examples Lutang (AR004) Peninsulang Ines Payagin
Bagong Bandila
Araminta Port Sector Hallauer

Lutang provinces (admin_level=4)

See this overpass query to regenerate the listing.

HU	Huntsman
KD	Kendeng
IN	Peninsulang Ines
LG	Limingan
ES	East Sundin
KA	Peninsulang Kaligtasan
LA	Lathala
AL	Alukana Norte
MT	Mitaan
WS	West Sundin
RM	Rumaan
BB	Greater Bandila Area
KT	Katumangan
JI	Jolly Island
BT	Batis
MA	Matas
LS	Litsaanan
TN	Tambayan
KI	Kaitang



Urban areas, such as Bagong Bandila, are mapped in English, while rural areas are mapped in Tagalog. Use name:en and name:tl as needed. The main name= field can be bilingual, in transitional areas, or simply if the mapper feels like it.

Example for Bagong Bandila:

  • name=Bagong Bandila
  • name:en=Bagong Bandila (English)
  • name:tl=Bagong Bandila (Tagalog/Filipino)
    • name:tl-Tglg=ᜊᜄᜓ︀ᜅ᜴ ᜊᜈ᜴ᜇᜒᜎ (Tagalog in Baybayin)

Do not translate Tagalog names; name:en=New Banner is wrong.

When using bilingual name=* fields, the following language pairs are acceptable:

Languages Examples
English / Tagalog in Latin Anna's Road / Daanan ni Anna
Tagalog in Latin / Tagalog in Baybayin Daanan ni Anna / ᜇᜀᜈᜈ᜴ ᜈᜒ ᜀᜈ᜴ᜈ

The order is important. English/Tagalog bilingual names are written with the English name first, and then the Tagalog name. name=Daanan ni Anna / Anna's Road is incorrect.

Preferred translations

Translations to use:

English Tagalog
  • Street
  • Kalsada
  • Avenue
  • Boulevard
  • Daanan


Daang Mabilis[1]

Railway yard Paradahang pang-tren[2]


Embassies should use English for name, with separate name:en, name:tl tags, and an additional tag with the embassy's name in the language of the receiving country (Mallyore's embassy has name, name:en, name:tl, and name:hr (Croatian)).

Tag names

Help:Tagging prescribes the use of name:ingerish as opposed to name:en. This is to be disregarded. Continue to use name:en, and name:tl. As a compromise, both name:en and name:ingerish can be used; however using only name:ingerish without a name:en tag is unacceptable.

The only exception is for conlangs with no real-world equivalent, use name:languageName as prescribed; for example name:izaki.


place= Use for
country Lutang itself, at admin level 2
province Provinces at admin level 4 like Huntsman (place at geographic center or as close to it as possible)
city Cities at admin level 6
town Municipalities that are not considered cities
Barangays (urban ones are quarters and rural ones are villages)
hamlet Very small places
suburb Districts in cities (admin_level=8)





Descriptions ↓

motorway trunk primary secondary tertiary unclassified residential service
Description Controlled-access highway. No intersections or traffic lights. National route network or major routes through cities. Provincial roads. Main roads through cities, or in provinces, between towns. Minor roads, main roads in gated communities. Roads without houses. Roads with houses.
Numbering E1, N1, XX 1 N1, XX 1 XX 1

  • XX is a placeholder for provincial designations.



Lutang's expressways (motorways) are numbered EN. These numbers are incremented and are thus in order of expressway construction. National roads that are not expressways begin with NN. North-south roads use even numbers while west-east ones use odd numbers. Roads that go both directions, or ring roads like Bagong Bandila's N69, can use either an odd or even number.

Roads may have additional province-specific designations (AA N with a space!) in addition to their National N number. If an E or N road passes through a province, its number under the province-specific designations may not be used for other roads except itself. The N8 runs through Kendeng and thus has the provincial ref KD 8.

highway= Number range
motorway 1-50
trunk 51-99
primary 100-500
secondary 501+


When roads are represented by two parallel ways; a certain amount of spacing is expected.

Lutang design standards require each motorway lane to be 4 meters wide. The median is usually 3 meters, so your 2-lane motorway will have 20 meters between both ways.


Lutang's railway network uses 1435mm standard gauge. The distance between the platform edge and track centerline should be at least 1.8m, for loading gauge.

Lutang Lines, the passenger railroad company has electrified most of its network.

The four freight companies of Lutang are:

  • Batis Island Railroad (BIR), serving Batis Island
  • Huntsman Rail (HR), serving Huntsman Island
  • Gahak & Siritangan Railway (GSR), serving the northern portion of Main Island
  • Solidago & Araminta Railway (SAR), serving the southern portion of Main Island

All four run their own private lines; but the GSR and SAR sometimes run on LL lines where LL trains are prioritized. LL services on Batis & Huntsman run on BIR & HR tracks respectively; where freight has priority. Outside of the Lutang Lines network; tracks are mostly unelectrified. LL's electrification is 25kv 60hz overhead line.

Line naming

In order of precedence, name rail lines as:

  • Operator
  • [OPERATOR] Name of line (e.g. Caluya Line or Bagong Bandila Subdivision)=
    • Use abbreviations in the name tag and use the full operator's name in the operator tag.


Lutang Lines tracks:

operator=Lutang Lines


Bus stations should be named after the place they primarily serve. Prefixes are also added. Write them out in full, no abbreviations.

  • Opposite, or Opp. for the other side of the road. The Lutang Mapping Authority has a bus station outside it; and across the road is a station named "Opposite Lutang Mapping Authority".

This website has information on the Singapore bus system; which is a major source of inspiration for the Bagong Bandila bus network.

Bus companies

Lutang has its fair share of provincial bus companies too, just like the Philippines. However, these companies very rarely run routes from Bagong Bandila to random places in the countryside, focusing more on supplementing the railway network.

Company/organization Area Notes
Lutang Bus Bagong Bandila Operated by the Lutang Department of Transportation
Little Bird Lines Nationwide
Islecoach Katumangan Island
Batibus Batis Island



  • Transport route relations should be formatted as: "LINE_NAME - START --> END".
  • Route relations should be named as "<ref> <start> --> <end>".
    • Adding "(<A>)" at the end where A is a province, city, or completely arbitrary division is OK if routes must be expressed by more than 1 relation due to node count or other considerations.

Route master

Network relations should not be used. Rather, simply use network tags on routes & route masters.

  • Lutang Expressways for the expressways which start with E
  • Lutang Trunks for the trunks that start with N


  1. Literally "fast road", or "road that is fast". Coined by me because (1) Tagalog has no dedicated word for expressways, and (2) cars go fast on expressways.
  2. Literally "parking lot for trains"