[Tagging] Micro mapping traffic signals

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Wed Aug 28 00:02:57 UTC 2013

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 8:15 AM, Peter Wendorff
<wendorff at uni-paderborn.de>wrote:

> It's more reliable to guess the direction by
> nearest-distance-to-next-intersection than to rely on any mappers to
> keep that up to date, especially with iD making it extremly easy (which
> is good) to change a ways direction.

But... that's why we have computers, no?

JOSM, iD and even P2 are actively developed.  With the right technical
Reversing a way with traffic_signals:direction could do some version of the
right thing.
The editors bake in all manner of tagging assumptions, this could be one of

It is even an educational opportunity: reverse a way with a "direction"
tag, and a convenience
popup comes along saying "reverse the direction tags also".  Poof, the
mapper learns
about direction tags.  And it's certainly a JOSM validation possibility to
check if the intersection is sane prior to save.
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