[Talk-us] Interstate exit junction tagging

Peter Budny peterb at gatech.edu
Tue Oct 26 03:16:29 BST 2010

"Mike N." <niceman at att.net> writes:

> 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.


It clutters the map a lot, and it's not the best way to represent the
information on the signs.  Good riddance.
Peter Budny  \
Georgia Tech  \
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