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Would it be too much information on the map to put the name of what the exit ramp connects? For an example, as I look at the map in Sydney, Australia, specifically http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/13766899#map=18/-33.84196/151.21117, I noticed the on-ramps named. Could I label them as such on this map: http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/41.6867/-83.6932 Thanks for any help you can provide.

asked 16 Mar '15, 23:08

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This should be done with the destination tag, see the wiki page on destination tag. So no, it is not too much information. Note that you won't see the result on the map, but some navigation software is already using this tag.

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answered 18 Mar '15, 14:54

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edited 18 Mar '15, 14:54

These are two different issues.

The label you see on the map comes from the name and the ref tags on the node, like here. Note that the number should be tagged using the ref tag and not the name tag.

For providing hints for navigation systems you should use the destination tag on link ways instead, like here.

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answered 18 Mar '15, 19:47

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