[Tagging] The direction=* tag

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 09:06:35 UTC 2017

2017-03-19 20:55 GMT+01:00 yo paseopor <yopaseopor at gmail.com>:

> Why you accept a line and not a dot in the same place knowing the
> information of the way the node it is [5]?

because a line/way has a direction, a node hasn't. It is simple as that.

You can continue to insist in mapping directions on nodes, and it might
somehow and in many instances "work", but it is not a really reliable way
to map, and sooner or later it will go away because of this. Just as the
highway=bus_stop on the highway has (mostly) gone away. Some people are
always insisting in alternative methods, we will likely never have a 100%
consensus in OSM on these questions.

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