[Tagging] More human readable values for traffic signs

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 23:30:58 UTC 2015


Also keep in mind there are 2 'oneway' signs. A blue one that can be round
or rectangular and a round red one.

2015-10-27 23:05 GMT+01:00 Michael Reichert <nakaner at gmx.net>:

> Hi Mateusz,
>
> Am Mon, 26 Oct 2015 08:58:08 +0100 schrieb Mateusz Konieczny:
> > I recently started tagging traffic signs and I am surprised by wide
> > usage country-specific traffic sign codes.
> >
> > I think that at least common signs may be tagged by human-readable
> > values. Some (see
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:traffic_sign#Human-
> readable_values
> > ) are already used
> >
> > I propose to add more like
> > - traffic_sign=oneway
> > - traffic_sign=no_stopping
> > - traffic_sign=no_parking
>
> At least the oneway sign looks different from country to country. Or do
> you expect that a French oneway sign looks like the German one? (The
> German one contains the word "Einbahnstra├če", the German translation of
> oneway) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zeichen_220-20.svg
>
> And even traffic signs without text often look different because
> different countries use different fonts.
>
> That's why I suggest to use the country prefixes followed by a number or
> the name depending if the country numbers its traffic signs (like
> Germany) or not (like Austria).
>
> Best regards
>
> Michael
>
>
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