[Talk-us] Freeway directions

Martijn van Exel martijnv at telenav.com
Thu Oct 17 17:52:53 UTC 2013


The use case would be to distinguish between onramps in routing and
guidance. The onramp entrances can be close together, so it helps
tremendously if you can say 'turn right onto Interstate 215 West'
instead of just 'turn right onto Interstate 215'.

On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net> wrote:
> On 10/17/13 12:45 PM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
>> I actually think this is more elegant, to create separate relations
>> for the directions, but I don't know how common it is.
>> Looking at http://maproulette.org/relationpages/interstates.html
>> (which I see does no longer get automatically updated..need to look
>> into that) I see a mix of both combined and split relations.
>>
> i like separate relations for opposite directions, but i don't feel a need
> to obsess with points of the compass. include N/S or E/W if it makes sense,
> but otherwise i'm not sure there's a valid use case for these that we need
> to worry about.
>
> richard
>
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