[OSM-talk] Should roads be connected to all types of crossing ways?

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Sun Feb 14 19:39:16 GMT 2010

On Mon, 15 Feb 2010, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> I was told at http://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/2708 to take this
> here. Basically, the TIGER import has put a lot of duplicate nodes
> where highways cross railways, power and pipe lines, and
> administrative boundaries. The former should definitely be connected,
> but it seems that power lines, (maybe) pipelines, and boundaries
> should not be joined to roads. Does this sound reasonable?
Think about using the router in future.
"Turn right along PowerLine"
"Turn left along the Boundary"
Then it is easy to decide.
Tom's example of the railway level crossing is marked by a special node to 
indicate that it is not for routing in normal circumstances. 

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