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It is the urban area of the "city / village" limited by the entrance/exit signs of the zone "traffic_sign=city_limit". Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: boundaries
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)may be used on relations
Status: in use

boundary=urban is used to mark boundaries the urban area of the "city/village" limited by the entrance/exit signs of the zone traffic_sign=city_limit traffic_sign=city_limit. This area is a legal polygone defined by an administrative authority.

Definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Built-up_area

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These zones make it possible to differentiate the urban area of a (city/village) and to be able to apply different regulations to the inside or outside of this zone. In addition, the surface representation of this area also makes it possible to calculate a "size" and thus to be able to use it. This urbanized area includes residential, commercial and industrial areas

boundary=urban drawing
boundary=urban drawing

Search for "traffic_sign=city_limit" not being a node of a "boundary=urban" polygon

Queries overpass_turbo : [1]

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Specificities induced by urban area for different countries

The table below provides information on boundary traffic sign, the source of the definition, the regulations induced by these urban areas ... without being exclusive.

What is the urban area ?

Country Name Definition Traffic sign Circulation traffic Aviation Other
"Agglomération" Definition par Traffic Laws : article 2.12 [2] F1 for enter F3 for exit * default maxspeed: 50 ,.. ... ...
France "Agglomération" Definition par Traffic Laws : article R110.2 [3] It is different of the statistique name "aire urbaine" EB10 Panneau d'entree d'agglomeration.jpg EB20 Panneau de sortie d'agglomeration.jpg * maxspeed default: 50 * standing person transport vehicle outside urban maxspeed=70 * Use of regulated lighting lights * use of the horn * retroreflective vest for cyclists outside the urban area, ... The height of overflight by an aircraft is regulated [4] * mayor's police law [5] * advertisment display : [6]


  • For routing is it easy to apply a default speed inside this perimeter

See also