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I am total newbie, I looked at the wiki page but all information I found: is not applicable to what I see on a screen when editing the map.

Here is the problem -- I edited the map, I found the appropriate road, I changed the type to "Bicycles allowed" and I added relation to bicycle local route (and created is as well, because there was none). However, when establishing relation there are three symbols without any hints or explanation:


Could someone please explain the meaning of those symbols?

Update, now I guess it might be a direction of the route in relation to the road.

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asked 22 Aug '12, 11:38

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edited 22 Aug '12, 12:54


Would it be possible to add a permalink (using the link in the bottom-right-hand-corner of the map) to the area concerned?

Also, if possible, a screenshot (or part of one) showing where these symbols appear?

(22 Aug '12, 11:55) SomeoneElse ♦

@SomeoneElse, I added a screenshot, because it is easier for readers. On the left you can see Cycle tab, and for that track I added a route "Czerwony szlak". On the right of the name there is small combo with those 3 symbols I mentioned.

(22 Aug '12, 12:55) macias

Yes, you're right, it's the direction of the route in relation to that of the road. For most cases you'll want to leave it as the "both ways" setting.

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answered 22 Aug '12, 12:59

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Thank you very much for your help!

(22 Aug '12, 13:07) macias

The ways making up the route are members of a relation. A member of a relation may have an role. In your case the following roles are editable in Potlatch:

  • <empty> or route: way used in both directions (Symbol <> in Potlatch)
  • forward: way used in following the route forward (Symbol >> in Potlatch)
  • backward: way used in following the route backward (Symbol << in Potlatch)
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answered 24 Aug '12, 18:33

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