[talk-au] Roundabout tagging

Brent Easton b.easton at exemail.com.au
Thu Sep 20 04:42:24 BST 2007

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On 20/09/2007 at 1:14 PM Ian Sergeant  wrote:

>b.easton at uws.edu.au wrote:
>> I don't believe they give us anything at all, apart from a slightly
>> different display on the current renderers. There is no reason why a
>> future renderer won't display them exactly the same, as
>> functionally, I see no difference. End-use software like navigators
>> will (should!) treat a single node roundabout identically to a small
>> wayed roundabout.
>That Australian mini_roundabouts look different to UK mini_roundabouts
>belongs on the Australian specific page, I think.
>Whether junction=roundabout is a useful tag at all, and whether it adds
>anything to OSM mapping, is not really an Australian specific issue.  I
>think it would be out of place on an Australian specific tags page,
>regardless of the validity of the argument.


I think you have missed my point. 

I am not trying to argue that junction=roundabout has no point - it does, for complex and large roundabouts.

My argument is merely that the guideline for the usage of mini-roundabout for tagging of Australian roads should be expanded to include a larger class of roundabouts than the current guidelines indicate. 

I believe you have already indicated a more useful measure:

'a mini-roundabout is within the normal width of the road'

This would be a tagging guideline only and individual mappers are, as always, free to continue creating wayed roundabouts for small suburban roundabouts if they feel it is required.

Brent Easton                       
University of Western Sydney                                   
Email: b.easton at uws.edu.au

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