[OSM-talk] Roundabouts - why is a separate segment required?

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Wed Feb 14 18:39:21 UTC 2018

On 14/02/2018 18:23, Johan C wrote:
> No, they are not. Roundabouts are special types of intersections.
Which is another type of intersection.

> They have a way on which you can drive round. And round. And round. 
> And they have other ways leading to and from this round way. Whenever 
> you enter the roundabout you drive on this round way, even if it's 
> just for a metre. And then you exit this round way on to a different way.
> The present tagging (used since 2005 or so, and all around the globe) 
> is fine.

To repeat myself. You can determine if you need to "drive on this round 
way" from a single node. No need for a section between entrance & exit.

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