[Talk-GB] OSM Analysis updated with May 2014 OS Locator data

Craig Wallace craigw84 at fastmail.fm
Thu May 15 13:10:09 UTC 2014

On 2014-05-15 13:43, Philip Barnes wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-05-15 at 09:46 +0200, Marc Gemis wrote:
>> Left and right is decided by the direction of the osm-way. Not by
>> east/west/north/south.
>> BTW, in Brussels we have streets with 4 official names : left/right,
>> French/Dutch :-)
> Rather than left/right should we not be using forward/reverse (or is it
> backwards) as with sidewalk tagging?

No, sidewalks should be tagged as 
sidewalk=left/sidewalk=right/sidewalk=both etc. 
Because that is where they are physically located, relative to the 
direction of the way. So the same should apply to names, ie 

Forward or backward is for things which depend on which way you are 
travelling, ie different speed limits or access restrictions.

> One question I also have, if a road is reversed does forward/reverse
> tagging get automatically corrected?

That depends on what editor you are using. JOSM does prompt you if you 
reverse a way with most forward/backward or left/right tags, and asks if 
you want to change them to the opposite.
Though testing now, it seems this doesn't work with 
name:left/name:right, seems to be a bug.


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