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Indicates that the route is part of a network of nodes Edit or translate this description.
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Status: de facto


This tag network:type=node_network is used on recreational route relations, node network relations and junction nodes to indicate they are part of a node network. A node network is a recreational route network consisting of numbered junctions connected by node-to-node routes. Node networks for cycling and hiking are common in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. In some other countries they are emerging. Node networks for horse riding, paddling (canoe) are being developed.

In the case of node networks the key network=* is used to describe the scale and mode of transport, e.g. network=rcn describes a regional cycling network. Therefore network:type=* should be used to distinguish these networks from other routes

How is the node of the network mapped?

The following properties are added to the intersection node node

Tags Description
rcn_ref=* Number of the node in the bicycle node network (z. B. rcn_ref=09)
network:type=node_network Marking the node as part of a node network
expected_rcn_route_relations=* (optional) Indicates the number of routes that begin or end at this node point. This enables missing routes to be identified.

Only route relations of the node network are counted.

The node must be selected in such a way that every journey from / to a neighboring network node leads via this point.

Connections in the bicycle node network

Connections between nodes of a bicycle node network are tagged as bicycle routes with their own relation relation of the type type=route. These route relations have the following tags:

Tags Description
route=bicycle Bike route
network:type=node_network Marking the node as part of a node network
network=rcn specify the bike route as an regional route
ref=* (optional) Abbreviation of the connection. It should contain the associated node numbers. Put the node with the lower number at the beginning e.g. ref = 27-86.
name=* (optional)


See also