|A junction at which vehicles on some or all approaches must stop.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: In use|
|Tools for this tag|
There have been several proposals for the use of stop=*. One is to complement the widely used highway=stop node with information about whether all roads stop (all-way stop), or just minor roads (minor road stop).
Sometimes it is also necessary to indicate the direction of travel that must stop. North Americans often favour the use of cardinal directions (N, S, E, W) but a more widely accepted approach is to reference OSM forward or backward of the way containing the stop node with the tag direction=foward/backward.
yes: The stop sign is placed on the last node of the way.
both: The stop sign is placed on both the first and the last node of the way; only for 2-way ways.
a listing of cardinal directions separated by semicolons: When a node is tagged with stop=N, the road which is north of the node has a stop sign. If stop=E, to the east; if stop=W, to the west; if stop=S, to the south; if stop=NE, to the northeast, etc. If stop=E;W then both roads to the east and west. If necessary to distinguish between roads which approach at a sharp angle, go on to the sixteen point directions: ENE is East of North East.
Usage - general notes
Way tagging scheme