[Tagging] noexit=yes on ways ?

Ronnie Soak chaoschaos0909 at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 9 12:51:33 UTC 2014

> > There can be a way that IS connected on both ends and still is a dead
> end. A
> > road can end in a wall or a fence, where on the other side the road
> > continues.
> > There may be other tags there (barrier=*), but still it would be hard to
> > quickly spot the dead end side with noexit=yes tagged only on the way
> > instead of the node.
> No. In such cases, only the "barrier" tag is important. No additional
> tag required.

A noexit=yes tag is still a good idea to communicate to the next mapper
that there really is no exit for any transportation mode.
A second mapper may suspect a wall/fence/exotic barrier type/whatever being
still passable by bikes or pedestrians.

Also the barrier=* might still be missing, because the first mapper only
cared to map highways.
same goes for the access:*=* tag. It might still be missing. Mapping
doesn't only come in nothing vs. perfect.

As a means to communicate an intention from one mapper to the next, it
simply is more clear when mapped on the node than on the way.
I simply gave an example where the end of the dead-end way can not simply
be deduced by its geometry.

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