[Tagging] dispute about center island in a turning circle

LM_1 flukas.robot+osm at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 13:55:52 GMT 2012

Without willing to interfere in this discussion about the true nature
of seemingly similar roundish street features, I'd like to point out
that ending a line with a pentagonal or hexagonal approximation of a
circle is actually less work than adding a tag on the last node (extra
5 or 6 clicks compared to selecting the node, opening some list,
typing first few letters, confirming (or typing it from scratch)...)

2012/3/13 Josh Doe <josh at joshdoe.com>:
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 9:13 AM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 5:16 AM, Josh Doe <josh at joshdoe.com> wrote:
>>> Definitely not a turning_circle. Either map as a loop or mini_roundabout.
>>> -Josh
>> Not a mini_roundabout, either; those typically are painted onto the
>> road surface and don't include a hard island.
> So we need to do one of the following:
> 1) "Force" everyone to draw a loop around the island (too tedious)
> 2) Change definition of mini_roundabout to allow for non-traversable
> islands (not happening, since it seems a traversable island is nearly
> universal, even in the US [1])
> 3) Invent new tag
> 4) Tag as turning_circle, perhaps additionally using a
> traffic_calming=* value such as island [2]
> My vote is for #4. Time for me to try out Overpass to get my
> mis-tagged features...
> -Josh
> [1]: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/roundabouts/fhwasa10007/
> [2]:http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:traffic_calming
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