[Tagging] exit_to on motorway_junction

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Nov 18 21:58:23 GMT 2012

What about relations?  I seem to recall relations exist for this.
On Nov 18, 2012 2:12 PM, "Colin Smale" <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:

>  Johan, I agree with your statement that "destination" is much more
> universal than "exit_to". I would prefer to see "destination" brought into
> wider use and "exit_to" deprecated. I only use "destination", which I use
> very frequently to help make routing instructions (not: routing
> calculations - these have nothing to do with destination tags) more closely
> reflect landmarks on the ground (i.e. large signs at junctions).
> Colin
> On 18/11/2012 19:08, 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<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key: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 <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:exit_to>=Anytown A1000<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:exit_to%3DAnytown_A1000&action=edit&redlink=1>;
> if multiple destinations are shown on signage, tag them with semicolons:
> for example, exit_to <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:exit_to>=Anytown
> A1000; Elsewhere A1001; Anyvillage<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:exit_to%3DAnytown_A1000;_Elsewhere_A1001;_Anyvillage&action=edit&redlink=1>;
> 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?
>  I'm looking forward to your answers
>  Cheers, Johan.
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