User:Nzahn1/West Virginia/WV MapRaid
WV Road Naming
In general, use the data you find first on this list as the primary name and all other names/numbers as alternates.
- Use SV to find BGS/LGS - if available, this is the primary name
- Use WVDOT data to find local name and route numbering (for the map raid, you’ll generally need the County Route information, CR-x or CR-x/y, but confirm higher named roads)
- WVDOT GIS: consider installing the WME WV GIS Map script (script by MapOMatic). This script adds a "WVGIS" link to the bottom toolbar in WME. Click it to open a GIS map that contains data pulled from most of the relevant state and county (where available) GIS sources. The link will turn green to indicate the GIS map location is sync'ed to the WME map -- moving the WME map will move the GIS map (but not vice versa). If the link turns black, e.g. after refreshing WME, the location sync is broken. Simply click the WVGIS link again to restore the sync.
- WVDOT County Maps (PDF)
- County GIS maps
- We highly recommend that you install the WME GIS script. This script will make it a lot easier to access the multiple County GIS websites.
- If you do not wish to install these scripts please visit the West Virginia Cities and Towns page for all GIS links. NOTE: Not all WV counties have GIS links. Only hyperlinked county names are linked to the County GIS. City/Town names are hyperlinked to the WME Permalink. If you get confused digging through all of the different GIS sites, which will probably happen (it has to all of us), please contact your Group Leader for guidance.
- Parcel/lot information from County GIS sources or MoM's script
- USPS Address Search - check addresses and add as an alternate, as appropriate
- If data is only available from a single source, use it.
- If multiple sources conflict with a single source, use the road name confirmed by multiple sources and add the other names as alternates.
- If it isn't possible to be sure about the primary name and there is a name on the segment that matches any of the possibilities, then leave that name as primary and add the others as alternates.
- Always include the name from the BGS/LGS and the name from parcel data.
- If an address is outside the bounds of a CDP, include the USPS City as an alternate.
- Steps 3 and 4 above may be included in the wme-wv-gis-map script (step 2), depending on the County.
West Virginia uses the WV-XXX format for all State Routes. For County Routes, CR-XX or CR-XX/YY is used. There are no Township Roads (TR-XXX) in West Virginia. In a few limited cases, there are special road names in use; if you see one, please do not delete it or ask a question first prior to deleting it. More detail and examples can be found here: WV Route Naming.