|noexit = yes|
|Used at the end of a highway=* to indicate that there is no possibility to travel further by any transport mode along a formal path or route.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
Use the noexit=yes tag at the end of a highway=* to indicate that there is no possibility to travel further by any transport mode along a formal path or route. The tag noexit=yes is mainly useful where a road or path ends close to another way but where it isn't possible to get through due to a barrier or other obstruction which may otherwise look like a mistake for a connection to the nearby road. It helps other mappers and quality-check programs to understand the situation correctly.
For this tag it does not matter, if there is a dead-end sign at the beginning of the street or not. If you want to tag traffic signs, use traffic_sign=*.
Note: this tag is by no means an access restriction (indicating that passing is not allowed). It must be ignored by routing (GPS). Its purpose is to either confirm a way ends when this way has limited visibility on satellite imagery (e.g. blocked by trees), or to inform quality assurance software or a human reader that an otherwise suspicious tag or road layout preventing passing further than the end of a road is perfectly intentional (more usage instructions).
Use the noexit=yes tag only on the very last node at the end of a highway=* or on the last way to indicate when doubtful that the impossibility to travel further by any transport mode is perfectly normal, due to otherwise existing road layout.
If applicable add highway=turning_circle or highway=turning_loop.
Note that this tag is only used by any tool when it's tagged on a node .
When not to use
This tag should not be used when the way is only a dead-end for one transport mode, but where other modes can continue. By way of example don't use it at the end of a motorised road where a footpath continues.
It's also not a substitute for the tag barrier=* when the road is stopped by a barrier or wall.
In cases where an obstacle like a guard rail or a wall is blocking the passage, it is recommended that this should be mapped.
If you wish to indicate that a way does continue but that you have been unable to map it for some reason use fixme=continue (or any other text) to show that a way goes further but is not mapped yet. This may often be a very short stub from a road indicating the start of a path or side road.
If tagged on nodes, this tag is rendered on OSMC Reitkarte (a topographic hiking and bridle map) and in the JOSM editor, as the german dead-end sign.
- View in OSM Transport Karte:
- Osmose will not flag a way as an "almost junction" (error 1270) if there is a noexit=yes tag on the node.
- JOSM will not flag a way as an "almost junction" if there is a noexit=yes tag on the node.
- nonsquare=* used by iD to mark a building as non-square