Hi

i have an existing way and i need to enter in the middle of that way Roundabouts

how i split this way and enter the new Roundabouts, and then connect it again?

Tzur

Hi

i have an existing way and i need to enter in the middle of that way Roundabouts

how i split this way and enter the new Roundabouts, and then connect it again?

Tzur

First - Welcome to OSM!

Decide where you want the roundabout.

If there’s no point in the way in that location - Create one using CTRL+LeftClick.

Select the point and click ‘x’. Now the original way is split into 2 new smaller ways.

Select the connecting point, and you’ll be in add-to-way mode.

Click DELETE, and the last section of the way will be deleted.

Add a point if necessary.

Now the 2 smaller ways are not connected anymore, and you can draw the roundabout.

Nase VeTehane.

talkat.

If there is an existing intersection (a red square node with a black line around it), you can disconnect the intersecting ways by selecting the node and pressing Shift+J. Now drag the node with your mouse, and you will see that the intersection has been disconnected.

So I usually do the following:

- Select one way
- Select the intersection node
- Press ‘x’ to break the way into two parts at the intersection
- Repeat 1-3 for any other intersecting ways at the node where I want to have the roundabout
- Select the intersection node (now one node with many ways)
- Press Shift+J to create one node per way at the intersection
- Drag the new nodes a bit farther from the roundabout
- Draw a new way that will become the roundabout, connecting the edge nodes of all the ways around it
- Make it pretty with the circling tool, move it to the right location (easier in Potlatch 2), and tag it accordingly*

There you go, less than 10 steps!

- The ‘highway’ tag of a roundabout should have the same value as the most ‘important’ way at the roundabout. So if residential ways meet with a tertiary, the roundabout should be also tertiary. You get the idea…