[Tagging] Ignore roundabout flare in counting

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Sat Oct 6 16:27:35 UTC 2018

Calling the driveway a 'flare' is a bit confusing, in my understanding a roundabout flare is the 
typical widening with two oneway segments around a small island. Such flares should be counted.

I encountered a similar situation as you describe, where some private gravel parking area in front 
of a house was connected to a roundabout, and OsmAnd counted it. Tagged highway=service without 

I agree with those that tagging highway=service + service=driveway should cause the router not to 
count it as exit. If the router does still count it, I'd recommend to open an issue there.


On 06.10.2018 09:33, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 05, 2018 at 11:26:01PM +0200, André Pirard wrote:
>> On 2018-10-05 20:35, Florian Lohoff wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> is there a tag to ignore a roundabout flare in counting the exits?
>> Is it a good idea for a navigator to ignore an exit and risk confusion?
>> What number should it say if that's the way to go?
> Ignore flares if not used in counting.
> The roundabout i have in mind has 4 normal exits and one "exit" which is
> basically i private driveway. Its that small that noone not known to the
> location would notice it.
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/51.90770/8.26519
> Mapillary has some images but the website is broken right now.
> In the josm plugin you can view the images.
> Typical exists have islands and 2 oneway flares. But there is one very
> small driveway exit nobody really notices but it will be counted.

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