[Tagging] noexit=yes on ways ?

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 01:00:27 UTC 2014

I think the Wiki is abundantly clear on the usage of this tag.

I says, among other things, that it is to be used on a node, not on a way,
and that

"This tag is mainly useful where a road or path ends close to another way
but where it isn't possible to get through due to a barrier or other
obstruction which may otherwise look like a mistake for a connection to the
nearby road"

the photo illustrates such a "dead-end" perfectly.

I cannot understand why people are having such a difficult time with this.
It is to be used to tag the end node of a way from which there is no way
forward — i.e., if you're traveling along this way, when you come to this
point you will have to turn around and go out the way you came in.


On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 6:56 AM, André Pirard <A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com>wrote:

>  On 2014-04-06 00:07, John F. Eldredge wrote :
> If you don't use noexit=yes on ways, what do you use it on?
>  How do you understand "Use the *noexit*<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Noexit>
> =yes tag on the node at the end of a highway<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway>
> =* ..."?
> If you read the wiki page very very carefully, you will conclude that it
> must be used almost on nothing.
> I mean that it must be very very seldom used and that 99%+ of those 200
> 000+ tags are errors.
>    I don't see that it would be meaningful on nodes, areas, or relations.
>  What do you think it means?
> Cheers,
>   André.
>  On April 4, 2014 9:14:24 AM CDT, "Nelson A. de Oliveira" <naoliv at gmail.com> <naoliv at gmail.com> wrote:
>  On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 10:54 AM, fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com> <lowflight66 at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>  On 03.04.2014 21:22, Nelson A. de Oliveira wrote:
>  On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 4:17 PM, fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com> <lowflight66 at googlemail.com>
>  wrote:
>   Is noexit=yes useful on ways ?
>  The way has one side that has/is an exit :-)
> Tagging the whole way as "noexit=yes" seems strange.
>  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 ofhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:noexit (except that I don't
> agree to use it on ways).
> I also can't see why, but people also use noexit=nohttp://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/noexit#values
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Dave Swarthout
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