[Tagging] More human readable values for traffic signs

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 09:28:58 UTC 2015

If we can reach consensus on the use of traffic_sign_code, it would not be
hard to perform a mechanical edit to move them over (and populate the
traffic_sign) with human readable values.

Such a script would not touch 'ambiguous' data, of course and leave that to

The tricky part is making a good proposal. Not overly hard for many of the
traffic signs, Quite a challenge for all the sub signs in the various


2015-10-28 9:48 GMT+01:00 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:

> 2015-10-28 7:12 GMT+01:00 Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com>:
>> 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]).
> one might use this tag traffic_sign_code=*, but it's not what people are
> doing so far. There are just 2 instances of this key, but there are 343.000
> traffic_sign tags, most of them being "city_limit", 2nd place "maxspeed"
> and most of the rest are country dependent codes:
> http://taginfo.osm.org/keys/traffic_sign#values
> Cheers,
> Martin
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