[Tagging] More human readable values for traffic signs

John Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Thu Oct 29 20:00:19 UTC 2015


I think he is referring to the "do not enter" sign, a red circle with a 
horizontal white bar.

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On October 27, 2015 9:13:40 PM Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> Only the rectangular blue sign means one way traffic... The round blue one 
> tells you which way to drive at a junction which is subtly different. What 
> is the round red one you have in mind?
> --colin
>
> On 28 October 2015 00:30:58 CET, Jo <winfixit at gmail.com> wrote:
>>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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