[Tagging] noexit=yes on ways ?

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 4 15:49:34 UTC 2014

On 04.04.2014 17:35, Pieren wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 4:14 PM, Nelson A. de Oliveira <naoliv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 10:54 AM, fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> If it is accepted, I gonna hange the wiki accordingly and gonna ask a
>>> for validator checks in JOSM, as we have more than 100,000 ways with
>>> this tag.
>> Basically I agree with the current text of
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:noexit (except that I don't
>> agree to use it on ways).
> As I understood, the "noexit=yes" means "this way is a cul-de-sac".
> What is unclear if the tag is on the last node or on the way itself ?
> It is still a cul-de-sac...

Think this is a misinterpretation.

> It seems that 40% of the "noexit=yes" tags are on ways and are
> understandable by their contributors but 100% of the persons writing
> on this thread do not understand what 40% of the contributors do ...
> So, instead of trying to change 40% of the contributors with wiki
> fiddling and josm obscure validations, you should try to open a bit
> your mind and accept that contributors can supply the same information
> in different ways (or nodes ;-). Stay open like "Open"StreetMap ;-)

We do not need this tag to tag a cul-de-sac. There are other ways as
even the geometrie and connected ways give you this information.

If you want to tag the sign that is fine, please use traffic_sign=*.

I am trying to find reasons why it is used that much on ways and if it
is useful but you are the first one in favour of ways.

If you have a look at the wiki history you will find wiki fiddling some
years ago, later the activism on the page was little.

I am still looking for good reasons to use it on ways but I did not find
any so far. Please, tell me if you know some.

Cheers fly

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