[Tagging] exit_to on motorway_junction

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sun Nov 18 18:48:54 GMT 2012

On Sun, 2012-11-18 at 19:08 +0100, Johan C wrote:
> On http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dmotorway_junction
> you can find the following description on the exit_to tag.
> 'exit_to=* should be used to detail the destinations where the
> junction exits to—for example, if signage states a road leads to
> Anytown on the A1000… exit_to=Anytown A1000; if multiple destinations
> are shown on signage, tag them with semicolons: for
> example, exit_to=Anytown A1000; Elsewhere A1001; Anyvillage; note that
> Anyvillage doesn't have a ref number'
> Unfortunately, exit_to is not documented. The destination in my
> opinion has same purpose as exit_to, but is a better choice because
> you can use it on both outgoing parts of the Y-branch and because you
> can use in in conjunction with destination:lanes. Some questions on
> this:
> 1. Have you ever used exit_to?
> 2. Have you ever used destination?
> 3. are you willing to document exit_to?
> 4. is it clear for you when to use exit_to and when to use
> destination?
> 5. do you have any problems (and if so: which ones) when the exit_to
> description is removed from the wiki?
IMHO the most important thing to tag a motorway exit with is its

I guess exit_to is taken from the signposts? 


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