[Talk-us] [Talk-ca] destination:street

Denis Carriere carriere.denis at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 01:49:26 UTC 2017

I've also been using Mapbox's document as reference for exit signs and off
ramps. I believe it makes a lot more sense to divide the tags into separate
known entities instead of adding all of values into a single destination

The OSM tags seemed to be well described in their docs:

I am supportive of the *destination:street *tag.

destination tag refers to the place that the way exiting from the freeway
leads to.
destination:ref is the reference of the roads directly ahead.
destination:ref:to is to specify the reference of a major highway ahead.
destination:street refers to the main street the way exiting from the
freeway leads to.

*Denis Carriere*
*GIS Software & Systems Specialist*

> On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 8:28 PM, Kevin Farrugia <kevinfarrugia at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hey Martijn & everyone else,
>> The bulk of destination:street was added beginning with Mapbox's "Mapping
>> exit numbers and destinations in Canada", which described the methods to
>> use [https://github.com/mapbox/mapping/issues/220]  Since then, most of
>> us (me included) in Southern Ontario have just continued that method on the
>> map.  They used to be combined in the destination tag, but they've since
>> been separated out, so this is still actively used.  The documentation I
>> used to better understand it was on the Exit Info page:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Exit_Info
>> I could see it having a bit more usefulness for routing purposes, but
>> you're on that side of the equation, not me :)
>> -Kevin (Kevo)
>> On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> The Telenav mapping team noticed quite a few destination:street tags on
>>> (mostly) motorway_link off-ramps in Canada. This is an undocumented sub-tag
>>> of the destination tag so I am curious how it is being used and if there is
>>> some sort of consensus that is documented somewhere else than the OSM wiki.
>>> An Overpass query surfaced 1883 cases, http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/ln2
>>> Looking at a random one, http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/34154734 /
>>> http://openstreetcam.org/details/10767/4194 — I think in the US we
>>> would just map this as destination=Carman Road;Iriquois and
>>> destination:ref=1
>>> So my question is whether this is some relic of a past practice, or is
>>> this actively used and encouraged mapping practice and if so, where should
>>> it be documented? (https://wiki.openstreetmap.or
>>> g/wiki/Proposed_features/Destination_details seems to be a good
>>> candidate.)
>>> We’re happy to help improve these tags based on OSC / Mapillary data but
>>> I wanted to make sure first that this is the way you all want to go.
>>> Happy mapping,
>>> Martijn van Exel
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