Ireland/Roads

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Tagging Features

Most features can be tagged in accordance with international OSM conventions. Many of these have their origins in UK map features and will be quite applicable to Ireland.

Highway

Roads should be tagged in accordance with their official classification (usually) or their importance for traffic if unclassified. The tagging scheme presented here was chosen to match the usage of these same tags on UK roads and in the interests of useful presentation on rendered maps.

Key Value Element Comment Example
highway motorway  Way This tag should be applied to the mainline carriageways of all designated motorways.

Do not tag motorway-standard N-roads as "motorway"; no blue signs means no motorway.

Please always apply oneway=yes where appropriate (explicit tagging) in Ireland.

Motorway.png
highway motorway_link Way The link roads (sliproads / ramps) leading to and from a motorway (or between two motorways). Only use this on slip roads to which motorway regulations apply (the "last escape" slip road before a road becomes motorway is not a motorway_link and should be tagged as a trunk_link or primary_link as appropriate to the non-motorway road it diverges from)

Please always apply oneway=yes where appropriate (explicit tagging) in Ireland.

Rendering-highway motorway link.png
highway trunk  Way National Primary Routes (N1-N40), regardless of build quality. Trunk.png
highway trunk_link Way The link roads (sliproads / ramps) leading to and from a National Primary Route. Trunk link.png
highway primary  Way National Secondary Routes (N51 upwards). Primary.png
highway primary_link Way The link roads (sliproads / ramps) leading to and from a National Secondary Route.  
highway secondary  Way Regional Roads (R101 upwards) Rendering-highway secondary.png
highway tertiary  Way Local roads whose importance for through traffic is quite high. This can be the case both in urban and rural areas. Where the local road number is known, tertiary should always be used for roads numbered from L1000-L4999 ("Local Primary" roads). Rendering-highway tertiary.png
highway unclassified  Way Local roads that are not significant for routing. Where a road number is known, this tag should always be used for L9000-L99999 ("Local Tertiary" roads). It should generally also be used for L5000-L8999 ("Local Secondary" roads), but where a road in this range seems important for routing you may wish to tag it as tertiary. (We need to get better information about this number range)
Note: This is not a marker for roads where we still need to choose a highway tag (use "highway=road" for that).
Rendering-highway unclassified.png
highway residential Way roads accessing or around residential areas but which are not, on the basis of the rules above, deemed tertiary or higher. Residential.jpg
highway service Way A roadway providing connections to off-road destinations (such as car parks) or servicing private sites (such as industrial estates). Tagging a road as "service" indicates that the roadway should not be considered a through route nor expected to be of high quality. Rendering-highway service.png
highway construction Way Any road under construction, which will be further qualified by the type of construction, e.g. construction = motorway
highway road Way A temporary tag to mark a way as a road, but you're not yet sure what type. It should be corrected to one of the values above as soon as possible.

Route Lengths

An experimental statistics page tracking the lengths of numbered road routes is now available. A Breakage Report also helps locate incorrectly classified roads. There is also a set of general Quality Assurance reports which are also available for Ireland.

Motorways

This table can be updated periodically to show the status and progress in mapping the Irish motorway network. CheckAutopista may be used to check

Progress Summary

Colour and symbol legend

The status of the motorways is indicated by a symbol, which describes the type of feature, and a colour, which indicates the completeness of that feature

Meaning of symbols

  • State Car.svg - The Motorway is completly mapped.(highway=motorway) - Key: c
  • State Exit.svg - All Exits are present.(highway=motorway_link) - Key: ex
  • State Rest.svg - All Motorway Service Utilities are present (Parking with -WC, motorway service area,...). - Key: se
  • State Exitnr.svg - All Exit Names and Exit numbers mapped .(highway=motorway_junction, ref=* and name=* on the exit node) - Key: ju
  • State Lanes.svg - All Lane information complete (lanes=*). - Key: ln
  • State Speed.svg - Speed limitations tagged. (maxspeed=*) - Key: sp
  • State TMC.svg - Traffic Message Channel information tagged. (TMC=*) - Key: tm
  • State Relation.svg - The Motorway is linked to a Relation . (Relation type=route) - Key: rl

Meaning of colours

Colour Meaning Use for navigation To do Value
unknown The map needs checking, status unknown Availability unknown Please check (none)
no or little data The map contains no or little data Not to be used Please complete 0
partial data The map contains partial data Limited usability Please complete 1
largely complete The map is largely complete (please describe missing data) Use with restrictions Please complete (missing data, streets etc.) 2
complete The map is complete (in the opinion of a mapper) Suitable for use Please check and correct any errors 3
complete and verified The map is complete (verified by 2 mappers) ; please indicate Date when checked) Suitable for use Please update as needed 4
not existing This attribute is not existing in the mapped area (e.g. no petrol station existing). Suitable for use Please update as needed X

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.

Progress Detail

Guidance on updating the progress tables:

  • Name If your motorway isn't listed, add a new row for it.
  • Carriageways In the carriageways columns enter a rough estimate of the percentage complete for each carriageway. (Some motorways may have been drawn initially as a single carriageway in which case enter 100% in column 1 and 0% in column 2).
  • Junctions - Total Enter a rough count of the number of junctions. Taking the highest junction number is a good enough approximation.
  • Junctions - Count Enter a count of the number of junctions that have been mapped.
  • Last Update Each time you update the table replace the contents of this column with ~~~~ which will automatically insert your user name and a date/time stamp.
  • Notes Enter notes about progress, pleas for help, etc.
Carriageways Junctions
Name 1 2 Total Complete Last Update Notes Relation status
M1 Dublin - Dundalk 100% 100% 20 20 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC)) Relation 5644570 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4) 
M2 Kilshane - Ashbourne 100% 100% 3 3 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC) Relation 5644573 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4) 
M3 Clonee - Kells 100% 100% 6 6 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC) Relation 5644575 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4) 
M4 Lucan - Mullingar 100% 100% 9 9 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC) Relation 5644576 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4) 
M6 Kinnegad - Galway 100% 100% 14 14 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC) Relation 5644578 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4) 
M7 Naas - Limerick 100% 100% 21 21 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC) Relation 5644579 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4) 
M8 Portlaoise - Cork 100% 100% 18 18 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC) Relation 5644580 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4) 
M9 Newbridge - Waterford 100% 100% 12 12 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC) Relation 5644581 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4) 
M11 Shankill - Bray, Ashford - Gorey 100% 100% 12 12 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC) Relation 5644571 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4) 
M18 Shannon - Gort 100% 100% 8 8 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC) Complete to the point of the current build status Relation 5644572 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4) 
M20 Limerick - Patrickswell 100% 100% 5 5 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC) Relation 5644574 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4) 
M50 Dublin ring-road 100% 100% 16 16 Teester (talk) 13:04, 7 November 2015 (UTC) Relation 5644577 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Road (4/4) Exits (4/4) Service areas (4/4) Junctions (4/4) Lanes (4/4) Speed limits (4/4) Relation (4/4)