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Public-images-osm logo.svg junction
Describing the kind of a junction.
Group: Highway
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Documented values: 15
Status: Unspecified

This key describes how a specific junction is constituted.

Tagging scheme

For usage together with highway=* key

  • junction=roundabout
  • junction=jughandle
  • junction=filter
  • values not discussed with the community and using obscur abbreviations (should be replaced by plain values in the future):

For usage without highway=* key

  • junction=yes The presence of road junction as such.

Additional tags

  • 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