[Talk-us] User randomly adding speed limits across the US

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Nov 30 03:09:17 UTC 2014

We have a similar convention in the US for doing that, though usually
requires tagging traffic_sign=maxspeed, maxspeed=?? mph in a few places,
since there's often multiple "steps" from rural speeds to town speeds when
entering a town or city (Oklahoma sense; Oregon would call anything
incorporated "city" regardless of size, even when the town name more or
less accurately describes the size of the city in question (Wood Village,
Government Camp); neither state has the concept any other settlement types
we have in OSM).

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 4:09 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 2014-11-11 11:02 GMT+01:00 Minh Nguyen <minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us>:
>> where the speed limit suddenly jumps from 25 to 55 at a village limit.
> not sure if you are aware of this, in Europe we are mapping those village
> limits (with the tag "traffic_sign=city_limit" and sometimes additionally
> with name=placename) in order to better track speed limits. We'd typically
> put the city_limit sign on the right side of the highway (it is not
> intended for automatic data consumers but more a help for human mappers),
> and not on the highway, to preserve implicit direction information.
> cheers,
> Martin
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