[Tagging] noexit=yes on ways ?

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 10:10:47 UTC 2014

On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 3:48 AM, fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com> wrote:

> noexit=yes has nothing in common with the traffic_sign as:
> 1. it only is about motorized traffic where noexit=yes is about every
> travel mode.
> 2. it is used at the beginning of a cul-de-sac and an information for
> driver of motorized vehicles where noexit=yes is always tagged on the
> end node of a way without any connection and is a hint for mappers and
> QA tools.
> Please, do not mix it up.

Please, return to earth. Tagging traffic signs is just a funny
activity in fully mapped areas. How do you specify a speed limit in
OSM ? with a "traffic_sign" tag on a node or primarily with the
"maxspeed" on the way ? I could repeat the same question for many
other features.
I'm still waiting some clear explanation about the difference of a
"noexit" and a "cul-de-sac". Once you understand there is no
difference, you understand why 40% of the noexit tags are on ways ....
When you have this huge gap between the wiki definition limiting the
tag on the last node and the real contributors behaviour, you should
ask if the wiki makes sense but not blaim the contributors.
Note that for QA tools, the tag on the last node or on the way itself
are both technically easy to support.


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