[Tagging] [Talk-us] cardinal directions

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Thu Jan 19 19:07:39 UTC 2017

Martijn van Exel

> On Jan 18, 2017, at 9:35 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 8:59 AM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org <mailto:m at rtijn.org>> wrote:
> I am trying to be consistent with the outcome of the discussion that we had on talk-us a couple of years ago. Right now both are used (north/south/east/west as relation member role as well as direction on the relation tag) but the former is used way more often. That’s why I am suggesting going with the practice that has surfaced as the most popular, as well as the outcome of earlier discussion. 
> Perhaps I am not understanding you correctly, but I am *not* suggesting to use tags on ways to indicate cardinal direction, just assign roles to relation members. Agreed that adding this type of info to ways makes it impossible to validate / maintain.
> Right, I think we're on the same page.  I'm also suggesting it's high time we revisited the issue as the tools to handle managing north/east/south/west roles (as opposed to forward/backward) just plain never materialized.  If it was going to happen, it would have already happened (it's been years!).

What tools were you thinking about? I remember submitting a patch to JOSM a while ago which did not get accepted.. That’s all I did on the tools end of things. Agreed support could be better.

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