[OSM-talk] Next: Relation name (WAS: Removing redundant routing instructions)
colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Tue Apr 28 12:15:51 UTC 2015
It's about that which cannot be inferred from the geometry and the
current tagging. The road name and number come under "current tagging",
but sometimes they are not enough to know how to describe the next
instruction(s) to the user. We are in the business of dictating the
exact text that a navigator should speak, but we need to provide the
basic information on which these decisions can be made. The ambiguity of
a T-junction where the side-road has the same name and ref as one of the
"straight through" legs is evident.
Direction of travel is a good point - the "through route" may not be
On 2015-04-28 13:47, pmailkeey . wrote:
> On 28 April 2015 at 11:05, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> The existing through_route proposal may not be perfect but IMHO is a good base. It will need weeding through to keep it on-topic.
>> This is how I see the scope of the discussion (just to get the ball rolling, feel free to shoot):
>> 1) it has to be about junctions, not about individual ways (it's not about warning of sharp bends in a continuous road)
>> 2) it has to be about aspects which cannot (reliably) be derived from the geometry alone (see point 1 above)
>> 3) it must cover factors which affect the way the route to be driven is explained to the user ("keep left" vs. "take the exit", "follow the road to the right" vs. "turn right" etc etc)
>> 4) it *may* cover factors which affect the way the router chooses its optimum route (e.g. time penalties for a "give way")
> Is a 'through route' a continuation of
> * Road number
> * Road name
> * The lack of crossing white paint into/out of a 'side road' , or
> * Direction of travel
> I'm concerned about ambiguity arising out of potential different interpretations.
> I'm sure we will be able to find examples of all combinations of all of the above!
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