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

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Sun Feb 14 20:54:52 GMT 2010

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Liz <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
> 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.

Your router example still works.  Even if you and I aren't going to
turn left at "highway=railway; railway=narrow_gauge" we had best give
way to traffic there.

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