[Tagging] exit_to on motorway_junction

Johan C osmned at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 20:43:55 GMT 2012

JOSM supports exit_to. JOSM doesn't support destination.

Following the text by Martin I updated
I indeed think it's a good idear to be clear in the communication of any
(to be) deprecated tag.

Most exit_to's seem to be used in the US. I checked upon a
motorway_junction in the US (New York) where I noticed that the name=* of
the motorway_junction had been replaced by exit_to=* with the same value.
The US does not seem to use the name=* on the motorway_junction. Two
questions on that:

1. does the tag exit_to=* on a motorway_junction in your opinion have the
same meaning as the tag name=* on that motorway_junction?
2. if your answer to the first question is no, than what is the difference?

2012/11/20 William Rieck <billr at thinkers.org>

> maybe the reference to a template was to this wiki page
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dmotorway_junction where
> it seems to emphasize the 'exit_to' key over 'destination'
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 3:36 AM, Martin Vonwald <imagic.osm at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I created a short wiki article about exit_to:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:exit_to
>> I did NOT add examples or a detailed tagging instruction for obvious
>> reasons.
>> I added a link to this discussion and also put an excerpt of it on the
>> talk page. I did not take all comments completely but instead tried to
>> take the most important statements. If you think I quoted you
>> incorrectly/incompletely please excuse me and update the page.
>> I think that someone mentioned somewhere that exit_to is used in some
>> template in some editor (yes, I don't remember it perfectly) - maybe
>> potlatch? Can someone verify this? If we want to deprecate exit_to we
>> should remove it from that template.
>> regards,
>> Martin
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