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

Peter Childs pchilds at bcs.org
Mon Feb 15 20:53:23 GMT 2010

On 15 February 2010 12:11, MP <singularita at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15/02/2010, Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 9:54 PM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
>> > 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.
>> >
>> >
>> No, routing is a bad example. We have seen recently on this list someone
>> saying that he did not want to put a node because it was not allowed to
>> "turn left" or "turn right" for his car at one intersection. Think more
>> topology than Router. I prefer Tom's definition.
> Maybe not for car, but people on foot following that road can turn
> left or right (which would be impossible if one of the roads would be
> in tunnel or on bridge), so even in this case the roads should be
> connected.
> Martin

Except, Sometimes there are fences, around tunnels and bridges that
can make it very difficult to cross the bridge and then walk along the

And sometimes, its just not aloud, (ie a Motorway)


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