[OSM-talk] Pedestrian crossings and barriers

Cameron Patrick cameron at patrick.wattle.id.au
Sun Jul 29 20:15:56 BST 2007

Peter Miller wrote:

> If this is what we what then we should make a clear distinction in Map
> Features between a name for the feature that goes at the node of a simple
> junction and also in the approach to a complex junction, and then the
> distinct feature that is the actual column which goes beside the road.
> Possibly traffic_signal is best used for the first of these and
> 'traffic_column' or something for the pole itself.

Another possibility that's occurred to me is to have the intersection
itself as a separate way, similar to how roundabouts are done now, and
tagged junction=controlled or similar.  I think this approach has
advantages for rendering maps and car-based navigation.


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