[Tagging] This needs to be nipped in the bud

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 09:43:34 GMT 2012

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Ross Scanlon <info at 4x4falcon.com> wrote:
> Definitely not how to map an intersection.  AU list have had several
> discussions on this and it's junk mapping.

I still believe that mapping each lane is easier than using verbose
and encrypted tags (probably that need some special tools on editors
to handle the lanes together).
But you are right, drawing intersections like here is a nightmare and
is not reflecting the reality : the intersection is only a square
where lanes are not painted on the ground. It should be modeled in the
same way in OSM: just a highway polygon (tagged intersection=yes?)
where the lanes are connected. And routing engines should solve the
path inside the square themselves like road-users...


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