[Talk-ca] destination:street

Denis Carriere carriere.denis at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 01:39:06 UTC 2017

I've also been using Mapbox's document as reference for exit signs and off
ramps. I believe it makes a lot more sense to divide the tags into separate
known entities instead of adding all of values into a single destination

The OSM tags seemed to be well described in their docs:

   - destination tag refers to the place that the way exiting from the
   freeway leads to.
   - destination:ref is the reference of the roads directly ahead.
   - destination:ref:to is to specify the reference of a major highway
   - destination:street refers to the main street the way exiting from the
   freeway leads to.

I am supportive of the *destination:street *tag.

*Denis Carriere*
*GIS Software & Systems Specialist*

On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 8:28 PM, Kevin Farrugia <kevinfarrugia at gmail.com>

> 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.or
>> g/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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