Key:orientation

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Dotonbori, Osaka, at night, November 2016.jpg
Description
Indicates the orientation of the feature with respect to the flow of vehicles or passerby. Edit or translate this description.
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The key orientation=* indicates the orientation of the feature with respect to the flow of vehicles or passerby.

Often used on advertising devices tagged with advertising=*, where it gives an indication of the potential impact of the advertising device on the people. Most of the advertising devices are oriented front to the flow, to maximize the impact. Sometimes the orientation is parallel to the flow, and we can find all intermediary orientations. Sometimes the orientation is opposite to the flow. When implemented on crossroad, the orientation is multi-flows.

Also used for street parking where it specifies how parked vehicles are orientated compared to the street (parallel, diagonal or perpendicular).

Recommended use

In context of advertising devices

orientation=front: the advertising device is oriented front to the flow of vehicles or passerby.
orientation=medium: the advertising device is oriented with an angle of 45° with the flow of vehicles or passerby.
orientation=parallel: the advertising device is oriented parallel to the flow of vehicles or passerby.
orientation=opposite: the advertising device is oriented opposite to the flow of vehicles or passerby.
orientation=multi: the advertising device is oriented to multiple flows, for example when implemented on a crossroad.

In context of street parking

If the parking spaces along the road are mapped as attributes of the street, use this key with the street parking prefix (e.g. parking:right:orientation=* or parking:both:orientation=*). If the parking spaces are mapped separately (tagged with amenity=parking), just use orientation=* without prefix. Use one of the following values:

Value Illustration Example Image Description
parallel Parking orientation parallel.png Street side parking 03.jpg Vehicles have to park parallel to the road.
diagonal Parking orientation diagonal.png Diagonal parking on cobblestones (43866248802).jpg Vehicles have to park diagonally. Also known as angle parking or echelon parking.
perpendicular Parking orientation perpendicular.png Street side parking 02.jpg Vehicles have to park at a 90° angle so that the front or back of the vehicle is pointing straight towards the road centerline.

Common combinations

Combinations on advertising unit

Combinations on street parking

See also