[Tagging] (Mini)Roundabout: examples

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sat May 19 18:01:09 BST 2012

On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/19/2012 11:43 AM, Volker Schmidt wrote:
>> All three examples would not be roundabouts in Germany or Italy, where
>> the use of the "roundabout" tag is linked to the presence of the
>> corresponding road sign for a roundabout, at least this seems to be
>> common practice on OSM.
> In New Jersey the standard sign says 'circle', and in Massachusetts it says
> 'rotary'.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Route_34_circle.jpg
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LowellRotary1.jpg
> Both are used on "true" roundabouts, as well as on things that some would
> not call roundabouts (including the Route 34 example, where the approach
> shown does not yield).

It is certainly possible that "circle" and "rotary" are terms which
overlap with or are supersets of "roundabout".  I'd be interested in
seeing a sign which says "circle" used on a roundabout, though.

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