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Describing the kind of a junction. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: highways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Documented values: 8
Useful combination
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Status: de factoPage for proposal

This key describes how a specific junction is constituted.

Tagging scheme

For usage together with highway=* key

For usage without highway=* key

Additional tags

  • supervised=yes can be used in combination with the junction tag when a police officer ([W] 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.

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