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Hi, I found a friendly traffic sign at the administrative border, saying Welcome in the city ... and on the backside you’re leaving the city ... Good Bye. I tagged it traffic_sign - welcome & good bye, together with name - city ... . Any suggestions or leave it this way ? IMHO its not in the WIKI ! Greetz

asked 29 Nov '12, 22:54

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You probably want to use traffic_sign=city_limit instead.

Note that the main use of these tags is to be a guide to map the city limits as an actual closed way or relation (see administrative boundaries), which would be more useful.

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answered 30 Nov '12, 09:57

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AFAIK traffic_sign=city_limit is used for signs denoting the boundary of the build-up area. Those are interesting because (at least in Western Europe) the traffic rules inside and outside of build-up areas are different.

Hendrikklaas is talking about a sign at the municipal boundary, which is something completely different.

(30 Nov '12, 10:49) cartinus

I never came accross such a sign delimiting the built-up area rather than the municipal area, but it can certainly differs from one country to another.

Where both signs exist on the ground, I'd still think the municipal boundary meaning makes more sense for the traffic_sign=city_limit tag.

(01 Dec '12, 16:31) Vincent de P... ♦

It's probably not on the wiki, because it doesn't make a lot of sense to map these.

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answered 30 Nov '12, 01:31

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