[Tagging] (Mini)Roundabout: examples

Martin Vonwald (Imagic) imagic.osm at gmail.com
Thu May 17 21:52:09 BST 2012


Look at the second column for the suggested tagging. The wording "turning circle" is misleading here and does NOT refer to turning_circle; it should read turning place. But I will not do any more wiki-edits unless NE2 is banned so I can not fix this.

Nonetheless thanks for pointing this out.

Am 17.05.2012 um 22:42 schrieb Tobias Johansson <tj at mensa.se>:

> On the page you referensed to. in the table with pictures it says "A
> round place with a traversable island in the middle, but this is
> neither a mini-roundabout nor a roundabout, but instead a turning
> circle, which allows large vehicles to turn around. "
> 
> 2012/5/17 Martin Vonwald (Imagic) <imagic.osm at gmail.com>:
>> But this is exactly the definition of turning_place: a widening of the road without any island.
>> 
>> Am 17.05.2012 um 22:23 schrieb Tobias Johansson <tj at mensa.se>:
>> 
>>> There is one thing. In Sweden we have something called "Vändplats"
>>> http://www.transportstyrelsen.se/sv/Vag/Vagmarken/Forbudsmarken/Vandplats/
>>> roughly translated "turnaroundplace" usally in sweden we have used
>>> highway=turning_circle for this.
>>> According to this definition almost no "vändplats" would be
>>> turning_circles because:
>>> They are almost never circular (except new ones beeing built today).
>>> And there is no island in the middle.
>>> In many cases they ar more like a widening of the road so its possible
>>> to make a three-point-turn.
>>> 
>>> I dont think anyone i sweden will change how we map this in Sweden
>>> because of this definition. But how do you guys feel about this?
>>> 
>>> Best Regards Thod
>>> 
>>> 2012/5/17 Martin Vonwald <imagic.osm at gmail.com>:
>>>> Hi!
>>>> 
>>>> I updated now the english article:
>>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:junction%3Droundabout
>>>> Translations will follow in the next days.
>>>> 
>>>> Many thanks to everyone who took part in the discussion and provided
>>>> valuable feedback.
>>>> 
>>>> Stay tuned - I'll come back to you for the next article soon ;-)
>>>> 
>>>> regards,
>>>> Martin
>>>> 
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