[Tagging] roundtrip

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Fri May 25 09:15:30 UTC 2018

I tend to use roundtrip=yes when (after fixing) a route relation gets this
double way icon next to the ways, instead of a single vertical line (JOSM
only ofc).

If we all start using it that way, we could create a validator rule for
checking the relation is still 'all right'.


2018-05-25 11:10 GMT+02:00 Johnparis <okosm at johnfreed.com>:

> Interesting.
> Similarly, a route that is not closed can be a roundtrip. The start and
> end points might be several meters apart, even on different roads, yet
> serve the same destination. There are a few (very few) examples I have
> found in the Paris area. Here's one. It's not marked roundtrip=yes but
> probably should be:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/8140184
> I agree that this tag seems to be of very limited usefulness, though I
> confess to having used it on occasion.
> On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 10:55 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 25/05/18 15:48, Peter Elderson wrote:
>> What is the use of the key:roundtrip?
>> Explanations just say
>> roundtrip <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:roundtrip>=yes/no (optional)
>> Use roundtrip=no to indicate that a route goes from A to B. Use
>> roundtrip=yes to indicate that the start and finish of the route are at the
>> same location (circular route). It seems rather pointless to tag an
>> obvious a-b route with roundtrip=no, or an abvious roundtrip with
>> roundtrip=yes.
>> Why would you tag an a-b route as roundtrip=yes, or a closed route as
>> roundtrip=no?
>> A route that is 'closed' can be a non round trip.
>> For example the bus only does one circuit then goes on to another route
>> elsewhere. This can be done to provide services to both that route and to
>> other parts of the community with other routes.
>> There may not be enough demand for a continuous circuit to be viable.
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