[Talk-ca] destination:street

Kevin Farrugia kevinfarrugia at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 01:28:44 UTC 2017


Hey Martijn & everyone else,

The bulk of destination:street was added beginning with Mapbox's "Mapping
exit numbers and destinations in Canada", which described the methods to
use [https://github.com/mapbox/mapping/issues/220]  Since then, most of us
(me included) in Southern Ontario have just continued that method on the
map.  They used to be combined in the destination tag, but they've since
been separated out, so this is still actively used.  The documentation I
used to better understand it was on the Exit Info page:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Exit_Info

I could see it having a bit more usefulness for routing purposes, but
you're on that side of the equation, not me :)

-Kevin (Kevo)

On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 8:00 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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