[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Tagging for complex junctions or traffic signals that are named

Lukas Sommer sommerluk at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 17:24:02 UTC 2014

Okay, I’ve tried to work out more in detail idea 4. Please considere
and make comments.

Lukas Sommer

2014-09-02 4:50 GMT+00:00 Satoshi IIDA <nyampire at gmail.com>:

> Hello from Japan,
> > @Lukas are the names of the traffic signals/junctions actually used in
> > addresses (and in principal would be a suitable value for addr:place in
> an address)?
> No.
> We realize the name of traffic signal only for routing and navigation on
> local district.
> It is very separated concept from "place" (residence of human kind) tag or
> "addr:*" (postal delivery) tag.
> The name of traffic signal is not used as addressing system.
> And if there are very dense traffic signals, occasionally the names are
> like...
> "XZY Conter(Chuo)", "XZY North", "XZY West", or so.
> # "XZY" is the name of place or district, like Roppongi or Akihabara.
> Following maybe off topic...
> Hence, some JP mappers had proposed "place=locality" for old/famous name
> for mountain path crossing.
> e.g. "XZY tsuji (辻, crossing)" or "XZY Touge (峠, peak)".
> They may be acceptable, because we realize them as old/famous place name.
> But I do not feel that it would not suite for modern traffic_signal system.
> 2014-08-26 6:34 GMT+09:00 Jean-Marc Liotier <jm at liotier.org>:
>> On 08/25/2014 11:09 PM, Lukas Sommer wrote:
>>> In Ivory Coast, you have addresses like “in front of the XYZ crossroad”
>>> or “from XYZ crossroad 50 m towards the big fueling station”. Rather a sort
>>> of instructions for getting somewhere than an address in the european
>>> sense. Obviously “from XYZ crossroad 50 m towards the big fueling station”
>>> will be applied to various houses (usually, when you have arrived, you make
>>> a phone call to the person that you want to meet, and the person comes to
>>> the road to search you and help you with the last part of the way – I can
>>> guarantee you that this is very time-consuming ;-)
>> That said, people in quite a few African countries have a postal address
>> (PO box in most cases) distinct from the address of their residence, so the
>> problem of shoehorning directions in the standard address fields of
>> European-designed software is side-stepped more often than not.
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