[Talk-us] US Interstate exit junction exit_to tag

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 20:40:41 BST 2011

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:

> On 3/28/2011 3:19 PM, Ian Dees wrote:
>> In this picture:
>> http://www.nomadchallenge.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/likelike-highway-honolulu.jpg
>> <
>> http://www.nomadchallenge.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/likelike-highway-honolulu.jpg
>> >What
>> 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?
>  Where possible, this will duplicate the sign.  The thinking is that sign
> contents are carefully chosen for maximum clarity to drivers, and to
> distinguish them from nearby exits.  That will not necessarily be the
> nearest main road the exit leads to. The Wiki would have the exit node as
> ref=20A
> name=
> exit_to=HI 63 North; Likelike Hwy
>  (Exit Only optional also, I suppose)
> Ok, that makes sense. I am thinking of the case where a GPS provider or
directions provider uses our data and wants to have "Take exit 20A towards
HI 63 North Likelike Hwy" on the screen or spoken via TTS.

With that in mind I think it's important that the exit_to tag only include
verbage on the sign (and not stuff we make up).
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