Hello, there.

I was wondering: I started tagging destination on highways around me, but been told by another user that such tag is to be put only on the way leaving the junction, not along the whole road. As a GPS user, I'm accustomed to see, on the screen, the destination to follow even outside junctions, so I'm mapping this way: I put destination even between junctions, as it seems to me that it eases the work for GPS users and operators integrating OSM data; besides, as it's only applying the same destination key-value pair on all following ways, so it's not a big deal, but is it useful to do it? Am I supposed, or required, to only add destination on the way leaving the junction only, or is it better to continue mapping the whole road?

Awaiting your answers,

Regards.

asked 13 Jun '17, 13:38

Penegal's gravatar image

Penegal
631293345
accept rate: 0%


It is my understanding that destination=* should only be on the way connected to the junction, generally the highway=motorway_link. Its use is to allow route guidance to inform you of the wording you will see on the sign marking the motorway exit.

Putting it on all ways makes no sense, especially on bidirectional ways, as generally you can get to lots of different destinations. And we are supposed to be tagging what we see on the ground, I can't recall seeing a destination sign on a highway. Maybe signs giving distances to multiple destinations, but not a sign that says this road goes to "X" and no place else. . .

permanent link

answered 13 Jun '17, 16:19

stf's gravatar image

stf
8.6k969137
accept rate: 18%

1

As for "no place else", http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:destination says "Different destinations on the same sign are separated with semicolons". I see a lot of such signs on-the-ground (above the ground, to be precise ;))

(13 Jun '17, 16:40) Piskvor

Sounds logical to me; more logical than my previous understanding, in fact. Besides, I now see that the order and presence of different destinations varies along a road, so reporting all of them along the whole road might only confuse the driver by reporting destinations that are only occasionnaly displayed.

(14 Jun '17, 08:59) Penegal
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×853
×83
×32
×15
×3

question asked: 13 Jun '17, 13:38

question was seen: 986 times

last updated: 14 Jun '17, 08:59

powered by OSQA