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I have found two resources on the wiki that describe different ways for adding stop signs: Key:stop and Tag:highway=stop. The key:stop page has not been updated since 2010, so I am assuming that the highway=stop method is the preferred method going forward, but I am still confused by exactly how to place stop signs.

From what I gather, it is necessary to add new nodes on the roads leading up to the intersection, and tag each new node with highway=stop and stop:direction=[forward|backward].

This would mean that for a four-way-stop intersection, with single-way roads, four new nodes would have to be added, two marked with stop:direction=forward, and two marked with stop:direction=backward. Is this the proper procedure for adding stop signs? Thanks.

asked 05 Jan '14, 20:17

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Note that mapping individual signs is not really useful. Instead you should map the resulting restrictions, permissions and conditions (there are different page versions for various countries).

(07 Jan '14, 13:31) scai ♦

hi you got to choose betweentag all the crossings or just the central node read this its an oldie,.

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answered 05 Jan '14, 20:49

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