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

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 13:51:53 UTC 2019

Why would it be inferior? Visually, you mean? Or would navigational problems arise? There already exist roads with some parts physically separated halves and other parts combined halves, does that give problems?

Mvg Peter Elderson

> Op 10 okt. 2019 om 15:01 heeft Snusmumriken <snusmumriken.mapper at runbox.com> het volgende geschreven:
>> 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
> map.
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