Key:junction

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Description
Describing the kind of a junction.
Group: Highway
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
may be used on ways
should not be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Status: unspecified

This key describes how a specific junction is constituted.

Tagging scheme

  • junction=yes can be useful for a simple junction node that has a name=* tag
  • supervised=yes can be used in combination with the junction tag when a police officer (Wikipedia Verkehrsposten) stands in the middle of the junction to direct traffic. Sometimes there is a small platform on which the officer can stand. Such supervised junctions can no longer be found in industrialized countries (traffic lights are used instead), but they are still common in countries such as Bhutan or North Korea.

See also