[Tagging] direction=forward/backward on nodes ?

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Sat Apr 12 17:46:02 UTC 2014

Sorry, forgot the link.

Yes, it does make sense and is useful for benches and traffic_signals.

Am 12.04.2014 19:43, schrieb John F. Eldredge:
> Since a node is a point, and has no dimensions, a direction tag is meaningless.
> On April 12, 2014 12:20:26 PM CDT, fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hey
>> As I had much fun with the last subject (noexit), I just can not hold
>> myself back to jump into another bee nest.
>> I read on the wiki page [1], that direction=forward/backward are valid
>> values also for nodes.
>> Could someone please explain me, how this can work.
>> I only find some major reasons not to do that:
>> * You always have to look at the parent object to determine the
>> direction
>> * There is no editor supporting this tag when reverting a way
>> direction
>> * I am not allowed to split a way at this point which is another
>> unneeded burn and once again you need special editor support which is
>> not present.

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:direction

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