[Geodata] Re: Stop signs, traffic lights,
and other street intersection data
tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Jul 8 17:22:46 EDT 2010
You'll want to hop on the OSM community mailing lists to discuss those
finer details. I believe at the intersection of multiple roads there is
a single point/node and you can simply add some tags to that point based
on the community guidelines:
Some info on imports:
On 07/08/2010 02:10 PM, Eric Palakovich Carr wrote:
> Thanks for the tip, Alex. I've contacted my local city government and it
> appears I'll be able to get data on traffic signals, stop signs, and turn
> restriction signs. I don't really have any reason to horde the data all to
> myself, so I'll probably contribute it to OpenStreetMaps (assuming I get the
> data in the end).
> I just started nosing around in OpenStreetMaps yesterday, so I'm pretty
> green on how to go about adding this data when I get it. Do I add a traffic
> light tag to an existing road? Would I create a point for each light / sign
> and associate with the road? Can a point be associated with more than one
> - Eric
> On 07/05/2010 Alex Wrote:
>> On 07/04/2010 03:30 PM, Eric Palakovich Carr wrote:
>>> I need data on street intersections in the USA. In particular, what
>>> lights, stop signs, or other entities exist at the intersection that
>>> how traffic moves through it. The data should also indicate what streets
>>> that hit the intersection are affected by the entity.
>>> Does a data set like this exist?
>> Fairly unlikely that such a data exists(the most likely sources are the
>> paid ones available for GPS units like Teleatlas or Google who may or
>> may not sell licenses). Some of this exists in openstreetmap but it is
>> by no means comprehensive and quality probably varies by location.
>> You may also find a mix of data from States, Counties and Cities but
>> that is still somewhat rare.
>> Someday, with 'your' help OpenStreeMap will be great for this...
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