CheckAutopista Update

Posted by k1wi on 24 October 2014 in English.

Hi there everyone!

There is some great updates for CheckAutopista that I would like to share with you.


I’ve updated the freeway checking tool to support any motorway or trunk in the world. The only requirement is that the freeway is marked with route=road on a relation. The way it works currently is that you zoom in to your desired area where your freeway is and you click See freeways. Then you choose from the list the freeway you want and you click Load and you are ready to check your freeway.

This has been available for some time now but not much people know this: You can activate or deactivate elements on the legend by clicking on the circles next to the name.

You can deactivate categories clicking on the circles

Also CheckAutopista is now available in English, Portuguese, Catalan and the original Spanish. It automatically detects the language of the user but if it doesn’t detect your language you can use the above links or access like this: .


Comment from mvexel on 24 October 2014 at 19:39

This is an amazing tool!! I can’t believe I didn’t know about it.

After using it for a few minutes I am just amazed by how well it works and how well designed it is.

A couple of questions I have:

  • I see you are displaying exit_to tags in green, is that suggesting that exit_to is a good way to tag motorway exits? In the U.S., we have been discussing moving to destination= and I am personally not a fan of exit_to.
  • Is there a way to get a permalink with a specific freeway pre-loaded?


Comment from k1wi on 24 October 2014 at 20:11

I’m glad that you like it! :) It’s awesome helping the OSM community!

Regarding your questions: * I am currently displaying exit_to in green as CheckAutopista was originally thought to be used with the spanish highways and those are mostly tagged using exit_to. What color do you suggest that I use? I am also a fan of destination= but I thought that exit_to should be also considered correct.

  • Currently there is no way to get a permaking to a specific freeway but it’s definitely on my to-do list.

Comment from k1wi on 25 October 2014 at 14:08

I’ve fixed it. Now the permalink saves the current freeway.

Comment from TheDutchMan13 on 2 November 2014 at 06:27

Just awesome! Thank you so much!

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