[Tagging] noexit=yes (again) (and again)

Andreas Goss andig88 at t-online.de
Sat May 31 11:18:30 UTC 2014

Am 5/31/14 12:46 , schrieb Volker Schmidt:
> This is not so obvious, because it has to be directional (for the router).
> If you start your route in such a dead-end street you never get out, if
> it's not directional.
> The noexit=yes on the way to me seems much simpler and intuitive.
> (I used the tag initially in this way, when I started with OSM. I had no
> doubt about it's use in this way, until I came across some discussion in
> a mailing list)

Tagging it on a way can just be as confusing. The router might never 
enter the street, because right at the begging of the street it says 
Bascially you don't have to tagg it for the router at all, because it 
will see there is a street that does not continiue. And if it continiues 
with a footpath then it will see that you can't drive there with a car.
Because of that alone a nonexit=yes is a bad solution as default tag for 
dead end road when there is a sign, because often people on foot or bike 
can still continue, but nonexit=yes suggests they can not.

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