Relations/Proposed/Directional node

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Relation:direction
Status: Rejected (inactive)
Proposed by: Andrewpmk; Zverik
Tagging: type=direction
Applies to: Relation
Definition: Direction for point features
Rendered as: rotated icon
Drafted on: 2009-08-27
RFC start: 2011-08-09
Vote start: 2011-08-26
Vote end: 2011-09-11

A relation that groups a point feature (e.g. a road sign or a 3d painting) with a node or a way, to which this feature is facing (e.g. a highway segment or an observation point). This is a generic proposal, it does not address the tagging of specific types of objects (e.g. stop signs). For stating the direction of unrelated point features, Proposed features/direction should be used.

Directional.svg

Tags

The only required tag on relation is type=direction.

Members

The relation must have two, and only two members: the directional node and the related node/way.

Member Role Recurrence Description
Node Way from one A node or way in the direction the object is facing.

Way if a point feature is at the end of that way and is faced in that direction (one-sided road signs, for example).
Node if a point feature is faced in the direction of this node and is related to it.

Node <blank> one The node whose direction is being described.

Examples

A traffic sign

Direction way.gif

Here 'from' member is a way, leading to a highway=stop (which is placed not as recommended on the wiki page, just for example). Since the node is in the direction relation, it affects only vehicles coming from the specified direction.

A painting

Direction painting.gif

A 3D painting is best viewed from a single point, usually marked. So in a way, a painting has a direction.

traffic mirror

A traffic mirror is viewed from 2 directions. It is represented by a node. highway=traffic_mirror

Discussion

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Voting

Please add {{Vote|yes/no}} [your comment] --~~~~

  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Zverik 07:41, 26 August 2011 (BST)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. Given Proposed features/direction I think this proposal needs more discussion and justification of its need. -- Rjw62 08:24, 26 August 2011 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Dieterdreist 10:30, 26 August 2011 (BST)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. Like other direction proposals, we don't need such things in OSM since our basic element, the node, contains coordinates. If a node is not enough, draw a line. If a line is not enough, draw a tringle or a rectangle, etc. Don't use ugly tagging schema when your issue can be solved by simple drawing's. --Pieren 11:59, 26 August 2011 (BST)
This is the proposal to draw a line to mark a direction. --Zverik 12:20, 26 August 2011 (BST)
erg.. no, it's about creating a relation, nothing about drawing. --Pieren 10:03, 2 September 2011 (BST)
erg.. yes it's not a physical thing and yes the relation describes a line to detrmine the direction.
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. But I'd add a "to" role to show the direction toward which the node is facing. --Surly 11:11, 27 August 2011 (BST)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. Adjuva 02:11, 28 August 2011 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. - although I dislike relations (they tend to get messy and novice users don't understand them) I can't figure a better way to achieve this (position:left would be an idea, but is probably even more messy). --BorisC 09:16, 2 September 2011 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Lulu-Ann 14:40, 2 September 2011 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Computerfreaked 03:37, 4 September 2011 (BST)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal.--R-michael 07:33, 8 September 2011 (BST)

See also