[OSM-talk] Roadside Distance Markers

Peter Childs pchilds at bcs.org
Fri Oct 23 07:40:08 BST 2009


2009/10/23 John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>

> 2009/10/23 mle <info at dynoyo.plus.com>:
> > Hi Folks -
> >
> > on a recent survey, I mapped some roads with modern km markers by the
> > side of the road.  How should these be mapped - As a node within the
> > highway, or a separate single node to the side of the highway.  And how
> > to tag these ?
>
> Wouldn't it be better to make a relation or something similar to
> indicate the start of the way and then mile markers can be calculated?
>
> __
>

These markers usually have a reference number so that the services can find
you, and an arrow pointing in the direction of the nearest emergency phone.

You may even find them more often then 1km more like 100meters....

If your talking about what I think your talking about, they exists down
every motorway in the UK.

Peter
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