[Tagging] Divided highways, and not so divided highways, one way or two

Snusmumriken snusmumriken.mapper at runbox.com
Thu Oct 10 13:01:54 UTC 2019

On Thu, 2019-10-10 at 08:38 +0200, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> DWG has been asked to mediate in a user dispute in Germany where a
> local
> mapper has chosen to represent a busy four-lane primary highway (two
> lanes in each direction, and a double continuous line painted in the
> middle which is physically possible but legally not allowed to
> cross).
> Other mappers object to this saying that it violates the rule that
> there
> must be some sort of physical division to allow that form of mapping.
> The original mapper claims that using two separate oneway=yes ways is
> clearer and easier, as it does away with the need for turn
> restrictions
> at junctions. Other mappers claim that the two-separate-way mapping
> is
> violating rules and that OSM will soon become unusable if everyone
> maps
> how they want.
> The question is basically two-fold; one, what are the established
> standards and rules concerning this situation,

I don't think that there are any rule that would say "legal separation
=> shared way". I also think that such a rule would lead to an inferior

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