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# How to get the start and the endpoint of a route

 1 See our documentation wiki about Tag:route=ferry "connect each end of the ferry route to a way on land". So you should be able to (if it is a relation) look at the relation's first and last member and the node of each member which is not a part of another member of the relation should be the start and end. (if it is a way) look at the way's first and last node – that should be the start and end. However, the wiki is no law book, and things may have been mapped differently in reality. So, in your example case way 130768455: this is not a mapping which is like the documentation describes. The western end is in the sea at an Y point. Here you would need to find other ways sharing the same end node and continue your imaginary travel through them (routing algorithms if you search a short travel). To find locations which can be reaches from node 2465989873 you would need to look which ways or relations with route=ferry tags the node is a member of and then find your way until (routing algorithms if you search a short one) you reach land (different for ways or relations and different depending if routes have been mapped not land-to-land – as said before). answered 02 Aug '16, 21:23 aseerel4c26 ♦ 32.6k●18●248●554 accept rate: 18% Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! (02 Aug '16, 22:12) NLAnaconda @NLAnaconda: thanks for the feedback! :-) Glad to help. (02 Aug '16, 22:14) aseerel4c26 ♦
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