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I recently added that a new overpass has been built to by-pass a roundabout at this location ( I have now added this to OSM and as I usually do I have gone back and checked how it looks outside of the editor - and it now looks very unclear. I have tagged the overpass as a bridge but is there another tag I need to apply because it looks horrible and is hard to follow (thinking one which makes the road transparent?). Thanks

asked 10 Aug '15, 11:18

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It seems to be clear at one zoom level higher. And turn-by-turn directions should be correct in any case.

(10 Aug '15, 12:28) Mike N

You don't really have to "make roads transparent" - usually you should tag to the best you can, and leave the displaying to the renderers. You might have heard "do not tag for the renderer" suggestion :) The idea is that it's best to tag things as they are. There are various renderers and styles, and it is up to them to get things right/beautiful.

In this case, though, you could make the roundabout and connected trunk_link ways all trunk, or make those two secondary attachments secondary_link. With the default renderer, it would draw trunk segments on top of the secondary segments.

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answered 10 Aug '15, 14:17

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edited 10 Aug '15, 14:56

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Thank you, I'm quite new here so havnt heard the phrase before. Il change the roads as per you advice when I'm next on a PC, thanks again!

(12 Aug '15, 09:53) skifans

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