[Tagging] This needs to be nipped in the bud

Morten Kjeldgaard mok at bioxray.dk
Tue Mar 6 19:11:26 GMT 2012

On 06/03/2012, at 10.43, Pieren wrote:

> 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...

A couple of years ago, I did some crazy thinking on how complex  
intersections could be dealt with in a general and modular way,  
there's a short piece on that om my wiki user page [0].


[0] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Mok0

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