[Tagging] traffic lights

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 11:06:17 BST 2011

On 9/3/2011 5:46 AM, sergio sevillano wrote:
> should the extended (in use) tagging schema
> of placing traffic lights at waiting spot,
> instead of the crossing of the ways,
> be documented at its key page?
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Traffic_lights
> see discusion for details:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Tag:highway%3Dtraffic_signals#Location_of_the_signal_node

highway=traffic_signals means "this intersection is governed by traffic 
signals". If you want a tag for "there is a physical signal here", use a 
different one. Using highway=traffic_signals for this will lose 
important information about what intersections have signals (for 
example, a router can no longer say "turn left at the second signal").

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