[Talk-ca] destination:street

James james2432 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 01:22:37 UTC 2017


Destination tags were added by mapbox for highways in Canada and the US:


https://www.mapbox.com/mapping/mapping-for-navigation/adding-exit-and-destination-signs/

On Jan 19, 2017 8:02 PM, "Martijn van Exel" <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> The Telenav mapping team noticed quite a few destination:street tags on
> (mostly) motorway_link off-ramps in Canada. This is an undocumented sub-tag
> of the destination tag so I am curious how it is being used and if there is
> some sort of consensus that is documented somewhere else than the OSM wiki.
>
> An Overpass query surfaced 1883 cases, http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/ln2
>
> Looking at a random one, http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/34154734 /
> http://openstreetcam.org/details/10767/4194 — I think in the US we would
> just map this as destination=Carman Road;Iriquois and destination:ref=1
>
> So my question is whether this is some relic of a past practice, or is
> this actively used and encouraged mapping practice and if so, where should
> it be documented? (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/
> Destination_details seems to be a good candidate.)
>
> We’re happy to help improve these tags based on OSC / Mapillary data but I
> wanted to make sure first that this is the way you all want to go.
>
> Happy mapping,
>
> Martijn van Exel
>
>
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