[Tagging] ref on roundabout

Florian Lohoff f at zz.de
Sat Aug 22 10:17:00 UTC 2020

On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 12:09:14PM +0200, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging wrote:
> I would expect roundabout to be split in parts where
> ref is applying and parts where it is not applying, in other words
> without any special handling and tag it as usual.

But the point is that on a roundabout the "name" references the name
of the _roundabout_ not one of the streets connected to it. 

Same should apply to ref as it will reference the Roundabout e.g.
otherwise there would be no way to e.g. say tag a roundabout
with "East 1" or "No 1" because the Ref is taken by one or all
of the streets. 

Adding all refs of all streets PLUS that of the roundabout would
make it even worse as you couldnt distinguish which of the refs
references the Roundabout and which of the refs is that of the streets.

So i simply say when the logic is that the way with
"junction=roundabout" is not part of the streets and has a life of
its own with e.g. established with the name tag - same should and must
apply to the ref.  This does not prohibit adding the roundabout to some
kind of relation containing all parts of a road in a road network.

Florian Lohoff                                                 f at zz.de
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