[Tagging] Proposed relation give_way

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 15:27:23 UTC 2013

I suppose the main downside is that it requires a relation. I've not 
mapped give-way relationships myself, but it would be good to map them, 
and the node method seems simpler and would involve less database bloat 
than adding a relation at, basically, every junction. I would think the 
node method would be sufficient for most junctions, while the relation 
method could be available for any more complex cases. As far as I can 
see, with the node method, the important thing to remember is that the 
give-way node needs to be closer to the intersection node to which it 
applies than to any other intersection node on the way, which doesn't 
seem too difficult to achieve. It should perhaps be made clear in the 
wiki that there is not necessarily an actual Give Way sign: it can be 
used to represent a give-way line as well.


On 14/03/2013 14:43, Simone Saviolo wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I noticed that the proposal for a give_way type relationship [1] has 
> been in draft for nine solid years. It seems a great solution to the 
> current limitations of highway=give_way and highway=stop, also because 
> it reuses a tagging scheme that is widely accepted both by mappers and 
> by consumers for turn restrictions.
> I suggest that discussion on this proposal be revived. It should 
> undergo the regular voting process and finally become an approved 
> relation type.
> It may also be that it became a de facto standard in the meanwhile. 
> Does somebody know of a router that uses this relation, possibly to 
> provide navigation indications?
> Regards,
> Simone
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relations/Proposed/Give_way
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