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Old March 4th, 2015, 06:23 PM   #581
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Umm, where is Madrid?
Yep, it's weird that Madrid is not there while Lisbon, Seville or even Cáceres are.

Besides being part of the Way of St. James, the A-12 runs parallel to the national road N-111 (Pamplona-Logroño-Soria-Madrid). Therefore, posting the distance to Madrid would indeed make much more sense.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #582
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Old March 4th, 2015, 09:44 PM   #583
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It's probably the 3rd or 4th time that this sign pops up here.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 05:57 PM   #584
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Something from Estonia:


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Old March 10th, 2015, 12:36 AM   #585
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Something from Estonia:
Photo taken from Google Street View. Location: here
Google directions would say: "Swim 448km towards the destination."
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Old March 10th, 2015, 01:16 AM   #586
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(Un)fortunately Google Maps has become more precise and less funny...although it still doesn't know that there is a ferry between Tallinn and Stockholm or Paldiski and Kapellskär :


Credit goes to Google Street View
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Old December 6th, 2015, 06:17 PM   #587
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Longest distance posted in Iceland?




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Old December 6th, 2015, 07:19 PM   #588
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Nope. In Isafjordur, far out in the Westfjords, a distance of 556 km to Akureyri is posted.

https://www.google.de/maps/@66.06195...7i13312!8i6656

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Old December 6th, 2015, 08:21 PM   #589
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I remember a 654 km to Akureyri sign that was posted in the first few pages of this thread, unfortunately the pic is gone.

Edit (9-12-2015): Nope, it was to Reykjavik. The sign is located near Egilsstaðir.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 09:07 AM   #590
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I remember an about 830 km post near Kyiv to Chop(UA-HU) on M06. I guess you can see it on the exit from the city.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 06:26 PM   #591
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This mileage sign ?
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Old December 10th, 2015, 01:29 PM   #592
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And the other direction:
https://goo.gl/maps/fhQc6tyT9xN2
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Old December 12th, 2015, 01:27 AM   #593
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And the other direction:
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Old February 28th, 2016, 03:49 AM   #594
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Longest distance to Cologne from the south south-west direction A62 Pirmasens-Trier

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Old February 28th, 2016, 04:17 AM   #595
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It makes sense because it takes a squid letter (ж / Zh) but still looks weird
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Old March 1st, 2016, 04:04 AM   #596
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Okay, compare these signs:

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Lisbon and some Spanish cities signed on the A-12 near Logroño.





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Photo taken from Google Street View. Location: here
Some European countries start with the most distant destination, some with the closest. Starting with the closest seems to be standard in North America.

Now it makes sense to me to start with the closest ('cause that way, you get them in the order you'd come to them), but maybe that's just because it's what I'm used to. France in particular seems to have made a conscious decision to switch from that way to the other. Does anyone know what the thinking is for starting with the farthest? Or have an opinion?
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I like the spanish one, La Coruna an Sevilla on one sign
Gonna download that one, print it and nail it on the wall
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I like the spanish one, La Coruna an Sevilla on one sign
Gonna download that one, print it and nail it on the wall
Just reply to it, do not send the post but you will have the link to the source.



I think we have talked about it in the Spanish forum. We didn't see sense to Caceres because signal points to several destinations but Caceres is in one shoulder (maybe Merida or Badajoz will serve)
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Old March 1st, 2016, 03:46 PM   #599
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Some European countries start with the most distant destination, some with the closest. Starting with the closest seems to be standard in North America. Now it makes sense to me to start with the closest ('cause that way, you get them in the order you'd come to them), but maybe that's just because it's what I'm used to. France in particular seems to have made a conscious decision to switch from that way to the other. Does anyone know what the thinking is for starting with the farthest? Or have an opinion?
The Germans call this the Umklappregel (tilting principle). Effectively, they see every sign as a type of map. Even signs that are not map signs will be designed such that, if you placed them flat on the road in the driving direction, they provide a type map view from the point where you are standing. The town at the top of the sign is then the town furthest away, which makes sense in this map approach.

I've never been very impressed with this reasoning. The one thing that I can tell is that, if you try to discuss it with a German road enthusiast, you will be treated as a heretic (queue a post from Flierfy to explain that I'm a complete fool for failing to appreciate complete logic). In its end effect, the approach isn't that bad in my view. Or rather, I've come to like it in countries like France and the Netherlands where signs have only filled up over time. Local destinations had to be added for various reasons, they added more interregional destinations to better guide longer-distance traffic. If you consider signs on through roads to be mostly tailored towards through traffic, there is something pretty convenient in first reading recognisable long-distance towns on your signs, rather than commencing with suburbs that many through motorists won't ever have heard of. For a simple distance sign, I'd be completely agnostic in the choice between either approach. But once you order your gantry signs and your other signs such that they always start with the farthest destination, it only makes sense that the distance signs follow suit.
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Old March 1st, 2016, 04:32 PM   #600
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I like the spanish one, La Coruna an Sevilla on one sign
Gonna download that one, print it and nail it on the wall
Pity that I deleted the original video files, I could've got the screenshots with better resolution.

Anyway, you can get some better quality from Google Street View imagery: https://goo.gl/maps/wAXY3GoFPUC2

You might also like these:
Valladolid, Madrid, Lisbon and Algeciras (1,074 km): https://goo.gl/maps/RKHCPZa6Lgk
Bordeaux, Toulouse and Paris (857 km): https://goo.gl/maps/5m6WErGAnax
Pau, Toulouse and Paris (835 km): https://goo.gl/maps/XCsWv8WQkcS2

For some reason the road autorities of Navarre seem to enjoy putting such signs just before the regional border. I couldn't find the ones for the A-21, AP-15 southbound or A-68, though.
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