[talk-ph] tagging rotund/roundabout
Eugene Alvin Villar
seav80 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 04:33:34 GMT 2011
Yes, Mabuhay/Welcome Rotonda is no longer a rotunda. Also, Pasay Rotonda has
long been gone but the name remains. In the 70s I think there used to be a
rotunda at EDSA's intersection with Timog and East Avenue as well as EDSA
with Quezon Avenue (I saw old aerial images at the Geodetic Engineering
Dept. at UP Diliman).
As for existing rotundas, Wikipedia distinguishes between two types of
rotundas, roundabouts (where the traffic inside has the right-of-way)
versus traffic circles/rotaries (where the entering traffic has the
right-of-way). Here in the Philippines, drivers don't really know about
right-of-ways so for our purposes they should be all the same and should be
tagged with junction=roundabout. An example of a true roundabout is Burgos
Circle in Bonifacio Global City.
Here's a problem. For me, a *true* rotunda is a circular road where there
can be no vehicular traffic *inside* the circle (footways are OK). Thus,
Marikina's Liwasang Kalayaan is not a true rotunda and should not be
tagged with junction=roundabout. Otherwise, a routing engine will become
confused and you cannot say "enter the roundabout and get out at the 6th
exit" since there would be streets going *into* the circle.
Thus, I think QC's Elliptical Road, and Mandaluyong's Maysilo are *not*
What do you guys think?
On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 1:19 PM, tutubi <tutubi at backpackingphilippines.com>wrote:
> I was searching for this some time ago because I once heard my Nuvi say
> somewhere but not around Quezon Circle or Maysilo where I pass by quite
> will try to edit Quezon Circle and check then edit Maysilo and Monumento,
> MOA et al
> Welcome rotonda is not a rotonda anymore and also no longer Welcome but
> Mabuhay Rotonda, much more the so-called EDSA rotonda :P
> I explore, therefore I blog.
> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 10:07 AM, maning sambale <
> emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A question was posted in the OSMPH facebook page:
>> Hi folks. I noticed that OSM PH doesn't seem to have the rotundas
>> correctly mapped. I believe they have to be entered as "roundabouts"
>> instead curved paths or turns. Baguio rotundas seem to be correctly
>> mapped. How do you do that?
>> The same author sent me a similar inquiry via FB message:
>> I noticed that OSM PH doesn't seem to have the rotundas correctly
>> mapped for most of metro manila. I believe they have to be entered as
>> "roundabouts" instead curved paths or turns. Baguio rotundas seem to
>> be correctly mapped. But how do you do that?
>> sa baguio kasi i noticed that as you entered a rotunda (like the one
>> near Wright Park), my GPS correctly calls it a "roundabout" and its
>> voice prompt also correctly instructs to take the "nth" exit from the
>> roundabout. compare that to say, the Welcome Rotunda coming from
>> Manila as you enter rotunda towards UP GPS voice prompt would say
>> "turn left and the right". Instead it should have said "enter
>> roundabout and exit at Quezon Avenue".
>> My answer below:
>> I think "Welcome Rotonda" doesn't have a roundabout tag, hence, your
>> Nuvi don't recognize them when giving turn directions. The way I see
>> it 'Welcome Rotonda" technically is not a roundabout anymore.
>> Any other ideas regarding tagging rotunda/roundabout?
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