[Tagging] give way and stop tag for ways

Tod Fitch tod at fitchdesign.com
Mon Nov 4 23:16:54 UTC 2013

A fifth method might be to use forward and backward tags on the node where the sign is tagged much like one of the suggested methods for tagging traffic signals. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Traffic_signal#Tag_all_incoming_ways

Seems like one uniform way of tagging traffic control signs and signals should be possible and desirable.


Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse my brevity.

"Balázs Barcsik" <balazs.barcsik at gmail.com> wrote:
>Hi There!
>I would like to introduce give_way and stop alerts into navigation
>such as OSMAnd.
>For this approach a good tagging is needed. So when someone driving and
>arrives to an intersection then the app would show give way or stop
>depending on which road he/she is. (or nothing if the road is a
>Can you help me define this in a proper way?
>I think there are several options:
>1. extend highway=give_way (and stop) to able to use on ways
>    https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dgive_way
>2. define a new tag: priority_road=give_way (stop)
>    link to existing tag
>3. define new tag: priority=give_way (stop)
>  link to existing tag https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:priority
>4. define new type - priority:
>    link to my proposal:
>Thanks, Balazs
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