Ramp

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 Ramp 

Road type for entrance and exit ramps.

Attributes
Street City Speed Lock
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optional
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4/5

When to apply

  • Entrance and exit roads of motorways.
  • Entrance and exit roads of bridges and tunnels.
  • When a "Exit R/L" is more clear than a "Keep R/L"

How to map ramps

Connect the ramp close to the actual split of the roads. Extend the ramp naturally to create a junction with the road segment, typically at a 10–15° angle. This will allow for consistent timing of exit instructions.
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Especially at long exit lanes, make sure not to draw the exit earlier than the actual split, as it has many disadvantages:

  • When crossing the node the app will zoom out too early
  • The lanes guidance will disappear too soon
  • Final instructions are given too early
  • It will be confusing when exits follow each other in quick succession

Naming

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Ramps are named in the official language of the region where they are located (check the City name).

  • Use the name from the road signs
  • If there is no road sign, use the official name. Otherwise, leave it blank*
  • To indicate the direction of the route, we use ">" in the name, which translates to "in direction of" in the voice prompts (see TTS).

* If no direction can be specified, the ramp is left without a primary street name, and it will inherit ("copy") the name from the next named segment in the exit prompts. This comes also handy when an exit splits up in 2 different directions.

Exits: If the exit has a number and/or is known by a name, they must be added to the name of the ramp. The exit is followed by ">" and the destination names from the road signs. If there are multiple cities mentioned, separate them by a '/' slash. Preferably only the first two destinations are used.
Exit # and name on white board in Flanders; the destinations are on the blue board
Exit # Name
Exit # > Direction or Exit # > Direction / Direction
Exit # Name > Direction / Direction
examples:
  • Afrit 19 Massenhoven > Lier / Zoersel (Belgium) - see picture
  • Ausfahrt 39 Eynatten (Belgium)
  • E313 > Luik / Hasselt (Belgium)
  • Sortie 8 Louvrange > Louvain / Grez-Doiceau (Belgium)
Entrance roads normally indicate a certain direction. Use the name or 1st number of the destination highway, followed by ">" and the direction:
Destination road # or Name > Direction / Direction
examples:

When the ramps are both exits and entries, follow the signage as much as possible.

Lock

A ramp gets the highest lock from the connected segments.




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