[Tagging] Different definition of role forward/backward

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 20 01:58:05 UTC 2015

No one out there interested in this ?
Any comments, please.


Am 14.03.2015 um 18:47 schrieb fly:

> For years the definitions about role forward/backward are completely
> different on the wiki page about route=road [1] versus the page about
> route relations (type=route) [2].
> While all other route=* seem to follow the updated role definition that
> the role depends on whether the route follows the directions of the way
> (forward) or not (backward), the route=road still uses forward/backward
> for the route direction only not regarding the direction of the way.
> Does the wiki reflect the usage ?
> These two different definitions makes the whole concept even more
> complicated for users and software.
> Can we change/adjust route=road to follow the same definition as all
> other routes ?
> Cheers fly
> [1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:route=road
> [2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:route#Members

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