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im still looking for that and cant find the solution. I estimate, that it is very easy, but i really cant find the solution.

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asked 16 Sep '11, 10:58

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The map layer on does not have speed limits, although you can of course see the speed limit if you inspect an individual road that you have identified in the "data" overlay (provided that a speed limit has been entered at all).

There are several third-party maps that show speed limits as tagged in OpenStreetMap; one is the OpenStreetBrowser which has a maxspeed display under Transportation -> Individual Traffic -> Maxspeed.

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answered 16 Sep '11, 11:06

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edited 13 Nov '19, 19:57

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Thank you very much for your fast answer, im going to check it now.

(16 Sep '11, 11:13) michael

Also have a look in the OSM wiki about ... there are some hints for displaying them.

(16 Sep '11, 12:25) stephan75

As maintainer of I can tell, that I just re-implemented the maxspeed display:

(06 Oct '17, 09:51) skunk

since this year you can also right click (or long tap) on a road, then select "query features", this lets you see the speedlimit if present in OSM (tag: maxspeed).

(06 Oct '17, 12:48) dieterdreist

My post is an additional question not an answer. I am wanting to implement the OSM API including maxspeed for an app that currently uses HERE API. HERE have bailed on me so I need an alternative. Happy to pay if needed! Can anyone advise? Skunk? Cheers Steve

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answered 04 Apr '21, 11:42

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you can open an when you found the reoad, click on edit with "id editor"

now click the road and check the property speed limit on the left

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answered 13 Nov '19, 12:14

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accept rate: 0% Transportation -> Individual Traffic -> Maxspeed is the best option though, as already mentioned in the old answer

(13 Nov '19, 21:51) ivss_xx

Take a look at wikispeedia for exact location of speed limit signs.

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answered 29 May '14, 17:20

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edited 29 May '14, 17:21

That seems to be not OpenStreetMap-based, right? If so, please delete this answer.

(29 May '14, 18:03) aseerel4c26 ♦

No it is not OSM. I didn't realize that was a requirement to post. My bad.

(29 May '14, 20:42) cellurl

Thanks for your reply. Yes, please discuss only OSM-related stuff here. OSM is what this help site is about, not some other data providers. Otherwise you also could add an answer "look in google maps". Just in case you did not realize: OSM itself collects speed limits (usually by adding it to the relevant streets, not by collecting the sign positions). Note that likely wikispeedia data may not be copied to OSM and vice versa (copyrights).

(29 May '14, 21:59) aseerel4c26 ♦

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