[Tagging] Proper Tag for Not-a-Roundabout

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Tue Nov 8 15:26:29 UTC 2016

On 08/11/2016 14:09, Tom Pfeifer wrote:
> On 08.11.2016 14:35, Dave F wrote:
>> On 08/11/2016 11:07, Daniel Hofmann wrote:
>>> In the second example "Skalitzer Straße" has right of way.
>> ... Reichenberger Straße appears to be mapped incorrectly as
> No.
>> it joins directly into Kottbusser Tor
> That's what it does in reality. And it's oneway, so you can only leave 
> the circle, not join.

I think you're looking at the wrong bit:


http://tinyurl.com/otmaque (StreetView)

Where is this path on GSV? (note it's directly at the bottom of the 
steps on OSM): http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/386659492

Where is this path on OSM? It appears to be missing: 

>> & the pedestrian crossing is
>> nearer Kottbusser Tor (note the crossing & path are to the West of the
>> steps up to the railway station.
> Access to the U-Bahn (which is above the street here) is via a 
> pedestrian tunnel, so the steps outside the circle are going _down_ to 
> -1.

These are the steps I'm talking about. going from from Ground level up 
to Level 1

>> The lights at that crossing also appear to control vehicle access onto
>> Kottbusser Tor.
> The lights are not all mapped. there are light when entering the 
> circle, and lights in the circle.
> Will do a full mapillary round next time in the area to get it completed.

Does Skalitzer Straße have lights controlling traffic onto Kottbusser 
Tor as per this view: http://tinyurl.com/ool33xg?

>> Caveat: I'm using streetview so the images could be out of date.
> Which streetview, there are plenty?
> Start using mapillary, and there is 2016 aerial coverage for Berlin in 
> the town's osm-compliant geoportal. ;-)

Do you mean Mapbox? It's a bit blurred. The photos appear to show the 
same as Google Streetview

>> If the lights were removed (or temporarily failed) drivers wouldn't
>> think they have right access on entering the Tor or suddenly start
>> driving clockwise around it. They'd treat it like a roundabout because
>> it is a roundabout.
> No, each light has either a give-way or main-street sign attached, 
> they make the regulation unambiguous when they are off.
>> But from what I understand you want a tag saying it's not a roundabout
>> so you can route it as if it was a roundabout.
> Effectively Daniel proposes a tag for a circular junction that is not 
> formally a roundabout by OSM definition. Then, every data consumer can 
> do with it what she wants, whether we like it here or not. As this is 
> the tagging list, I am in favour of such a tag, as long as it is a 
> positive description.
> tom
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