[Talk-us] US Interstate exit junction exit_to tag

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 20:19:29 BST 2011

In this picture:

is the proposed tag for the highway=motorway_junction node?
Are we tagging the node with exactly what is on the sign or are we looking
down the road and coming up with text on our own?

On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 7:03 AM, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:

>  The "Motorway Junction" tag at
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Motorway_junction has recently had the
> exit_to tag added.  Old interstate tagging advice at
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Interstate_Highway was to put exit sign
> destinations in the "name" tag.   However this is not exactly correct,
> especially for the case of highways with named exits.
>   The latest JOSM-Tested now includes the exit_to tag as part of the preset
> highway junction dialog, so people who use JOSM will be guided to the new
> standards.
>   For standardization purposes, all existing highway junctions should be
> updated to the new convention.   (Junctions which contain name= but not
> exit_to= should be changed).
>   Question: Can this be a mass edit for the whole US?  The results would
> all be correct except for the case of 'named exits' which properly used the
> name only, but have no exit_to tag.    In any case, I wouldn't propose
> making a mass edit for 1-2 months as this settles in everyone's mind.
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