[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Ways divided by paint?

Leif Rasmussen 354lbr at gmail.com
Thu Jul 4 13:56:37 UTC 2019


I personally like tagging the highway as one way with change:lanes until
the line starts to split into two. This gives data consumers more power
over what they show, and allows for a more accurate representation of
reality.
- Leif Rasmussen

On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 3:18 PM Snusmumriken <snusmumriken.mapper at runbox.com>
wrote:

> On Thu, 2019-07-04 at 10:11 +0000, Philip Barnes wrote:
> > On Thursday, 4 July 2019, Snusmumriken wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2019-07-03 at 14:03 -0600, Jack Armstrong Dancer--- via
> > > talk
> > > wrote:
> > > > I've always had the impression we should not create separate
> > > > traffic
> > > > lanes unless "traffic flows are physically separated by a barrier
> > > > (e.g., grass, concrete, steel), which prevents movements between
> > > > said
> > > > flows."
> > >
> > > A painted line that has the legal status of "do not cross" is a
> > > perfectly fine reason to have a separate way.
> > >
> > I would strongly disagree with this statement, as others have said
> > this is a place for lane mapping.
> >
> > As a map user I do not see a separate way, it results in confusing
> > navigation instructions, turn instead of take the first exit from the
> > roundabout.
> >
> > There are also times when lines are not visible due to snow,
> > whiteover with frost or just salt turning the road white.
>
> Where I'm from that would be a poor excuse if caught crossing a solid
> line. And wouldn't it be great if your favorite navigation software
> could tell you how traffic can legally flow? Even if the weather
> condition were such that you couldn't observe the solid line.
>
> Also I don't get how roundabouts are relevant for this discussion.
>
>
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