[Talk-us] Interstate exit junction tagging

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Tue Oct 26 02:57:08 BST 2010

On 10/25/10 9:44 PM, Mike N. wrote:
> The official current Wiki convention for interstate tagging 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Interstate_Highways has the exit 
> sign information being placed in the name= tag.   The 
> motorway_junction tag 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dmotorway_junction 
> introduces a new exit_to= tag to record exit sign destinations.
>  There was no response to a question on the tagging list as to whether 
> the name= should contain all exit destinations from the sign.
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2010-October/005207.html
>   Some have commented that placing exit sign information in the name 
> results in a cluttered map because the name renders instead of the 
> ref.   I agree with this.    Since I believe the name={signInfo] is a 
> US-only convention and there are no other strong opinions, we should 
> look at changing this.   If there are no other comments, I'll outline 
> the steps we'll need to go through to change this.
i think you're right. this has been bothering me for some time.


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