[Tagging] destination:street

Duane Gearhart duane at mapzen.com
Fri Jan 20 01:44:30 UTC 2017

Hey Martijn,

It looks correct to me - using the destination:street allows users to know
if the ramp is branching onto the specified street name vs. heading toward
a street name - examples are located here:

Mappers have been using in the US too:

Here is an example way:

You can see how it is used in the directions:


On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> The Telenav mapping team noticed quite a few destination:street tags on
> (mostly) motorway_link off-ramps in Canada. This is an undocumented sub-tag
> of the destination tag so I am curious how it is being used and if there is
> some sort of consensus that is documented somewhere else than the OSM wiki.
> An Overpass query surfaced 1883 cases, http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/ln2
> Looking at a random one, http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/34154734 /
> http://openstreetcam.org/details/10767/4194 — I think in the US we would
> just map this as destination=Carman Road;Iriquois and destination:ref=1
> So my question is whether this is some relic of a past practice, or is
> this actively used and encouraged mapping practice and if so, where should
> it be documented? (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/
> Destination_details seems to be a good candidate.)
> We’re happy to help improve these tags based on OSC / Mapillary data but I
> wanted to make sure first that this is the way you all want to go.
> Happy mapping,
> Martijn van Exel
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