Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#4794 closed defect (duplicate)

[roads] Display Crossroad/Junction names

Reported by: Hellstorm Owned by: mapnik-team@…
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: mapnik Version:
Keywords: Cc: sommerluk


In Japan and Korea, crossroads/junctions instead of streets have names. These are currently not displayed on, with the consequence that it is next to impossible to get an orientation on the OSM map in these areas.

Based on the osm-talk list, the following solution was developed:

junction=yes and

should be rendered in a rectangular box above the node. A google maps example is attached.

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crossroad.jpg (64.8 KB) - added by Hellstorm 7 years ago.
Google Maps example of a Japanese crossroad with name

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Change History (9)

Changed 7 years ago by Hellstorm

Attachment: crossroad.jpg added

Google Maps example of a Japanese crossroad with name

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Hellstorm

Is there any reaction here? Any hope that this will be implemented? I want to stress the importance of this for OSM in Japan and Korea.

Please support this. Thanks.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Ldp

Thinking of Western usage, street names should have precedence over junction names. How is this in Japanese usage?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by gs25

I have mapped a lot in Korea, and I have shown OSM to many Koreans. Invariably, when they want to orient themselves with the map they look for named junctions that they know. Please implement this feature.

The suggestion of rendering name=* when junction=yes can be improved by rendering name=* when junction is not 'no', but I'd be happy to have it only when junction=yes.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by sommerluk

I vote also for this.

In Ivory Coast, most streets don’t have names. People orient themself with the name of crossroads. This should be rendered somehow.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by sommerluk

Cc: sommerluk added

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by sommerluk

To be a little bit more detailed:

Crossroad names help to orient yourself in the local aerea. In my humble opinion the should be rendert starting with the same zoom level when “residential” highways are rendered with names.

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by math1985

Summary: Display Crossroad/Junction names[roads] Display Crossroad/Junction names

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by math1985

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

This issue is now being discussed on Github: Therefore, I will close the issue here.

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