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Public-images-osm logo.svg exit_to
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Is used to detail the destinations where a motorway junction exits to
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
should not be used on ways
should not be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: Unspecified

In the United States exit_to=* on the highway=motorway_junction node has traditionally been used to detail the destinations where a motorway junction exits to.

Basic usage

If signage states a road leads to Springfield on US 30, tag exit_to=US 30;Springfield. If multiple destinations are shown on signage, tag them with semicolons. For example, exit_to=US 30;Springfield;OK 20;Sometown;Anothertown; note that Anothertown doesn't have a ref number.

Coverage in the United States

As of 6/25/2014, there are almost 18,000 uses of exit_to=* versus just around 1,250 destination=* on highway=motorway_link. This map shows the geographical distribution of exit_to=* in the United States:

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Currently, a transition to destination=* is being discussed again. Please take part in the discussion there or on the discussion page.


Exit_to has been discussed in November 2012. U.S. mappers feel that exit_to should not be deprecated. Non U.S. mappers feel that destination=* and its related keys are more flexible and of greater use in navigation devices. Please take part in this ongoing discussion either in the tagging mailing list or on the discussion page

Related tags

See also