I am trying to make this junction the same road (for naming purposes), whatever i do OSM is treating them as two distinct roads.

Do I need to go with it and name the two distinct roads the same?

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asked 22 Sep '12, 08:16

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On a general level, you shouldn't worry about concepts of "the same road".

If two roads join and have the same name, that's enough. They might be different in other ways: one might have a road number, the other might not; one might be a bridge, the other might not; one might be on a cycle route, the other might not.

So just make sure the name is right and don't worry about joining the roads.

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answered 22 Sep '12, 09:27

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The way to the left is a strange t-shaped way, rather than a straight way.


This is because when originally drawn the way went back on itself. I would delete the node where the two ways join, and then extend what remains of this way to join the original one.

As they have the same name as each other, as Andy says you can use R to copy the tags from one way to the other; they will need tagging separately and be treated as separate ways though because of the geometry.

I also notice this short untagged way that shows as a black line in my image below. You might just want to delete that as it is on top of the first way mentioned above.

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answered 22 Sep '12, 08:45

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Potlatch2 as an "R" function which will copy the lasts tags to the next. or highlight the first bit hold Ctrl and click on next bit and that should join then into one.

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answered 22 Sep '12, 08:36

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