[Tagging] How to tag traffic islands ?

Gerd Petermann GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 31 18:05:17 UTC 2015

Example for keep clear:


The node also is in such a marked area, no direct relation

to "island" or "traffic island"

reg. crossing=island: ok, your example shows

a simple case where the island is in the middle.

What if there are multiple islands?



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Gesendet: Samstag, 31. Oktober 2015 18:50
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Betreff: Re: [Tagging] How to tag traffic islands ?

It seems that many mappers associate words like "island" or "traffic island"

with an area on a road that is enclosed by a white line and

maybe hatched lines ("schraffiert")

I only consider an island if it elevated and tag it as traffic_calming=island. If it's painted on, I do not map it as traffic_calming=island. In fact, I personally do not map it at all.

Not so often: "keep clear"

Can you give an example of this? "Keep clear" for me has no relation to "traffic island"

when use the crossing=island tag.

This seems to me very obvious: if the pdeestrian crossing, eg. a zebra crossing is "protected" by one two traffic islands. Example with two islands:

Via Francesco Rismondo
Latitude: 45.4140964999174 Longitude:11.8928720999954
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I have tagged it as
see: http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/713160462/history

(Padova, Italy)
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