[talk-au] Roundabout tagging

Franc Carter franc.carter at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 04:18:05 BST 2007


> A mini_roundabout in the UK can be a white painted circle but a
> mini_roundabout in Australia is likely to be a round concrete mound around
> 3-5m in diameter generally within the road width.

I like that has a point of distinction, a mini-roundabout is within
the normal width
of the road

> Anything more than that, and I tend to try and map the roundabout if I have
> a complete trace of the roundabout. However, I can understand why its
> sometimes easier to just use mini_roundabout as a first pass.
> "Franc Carter" <franc.carter at gmail.com>  wrote:
> > Just to throw the initial thought process out there, let's think about
> what a
> > 'wayed roundabout' gives us that a noded-one doesn't - any ideas other
> > than size ?
> I'm a card carrying memeber of the "Just map what is on the ground, and let
> the user/renderer/router worry about everything else" faction.
> But for example, while cycling, I would cycle with the kids through a
> mini_roundabout on a quiet road, even if it was a major road juntion.  If
> there was a larger roundabout crossing a major road, I would avoid it, as I
> would have to cycle with the traffic around the roundabout.
> Ian.
> P.S. In my experience the JOSM "arrange nodes in a circle" generates nice
> roundabouts, usually.
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