[Tagging] More human readable values for traffic signs

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 06:12:15 UTC 2015


On Tue, 27 Oct 2015 22:05:22 +0000 (UTC)
Michael Reichert <nakaner at gmx.net> wrote:

> 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.

I expect that how sign looks may differ, in some cases strongly
and that meaning may subtly change (is it applying also to organized
pedestrian groups? etc).

But I expect that general meaning (announcing way that is oneway for
vehicles) would be the same.

Also, one may use for example traffic_sign_code to tag exact reference
allowing for country specific data processing (for example
[traffic_sign=oneway, traffic_sign_code=PL:D-3]).



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