[OSM-newbies] How to map routes
eric.ladner at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 12:36:26 BST 2008
On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 10:21 PM, Germán Buela <gbuela at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem with this is that ways are mostly made as whole streets,
> end to end, and bus routes go along segments of those ways. Does this
> mean that ways should be created as smaller units (ie one per block)
> in order to create routes? Otherwise, I don't see how this model can
> be used to represent real world routes...
Split the street where the bus route turns. Just like you would split a
way to indicate a bridge. Make sure the street is tagged correctly
before you split it so you don't have to go back and re-tag multiple
The only other alternative is to create a new way using existing
nodes (and overlapping previous ways) to get your route. I
personally don't think that's a bad thing. You get one complete
way that's a single entity instead of pieces of other entities to
create your way.
>>> individually, nor complete step 2. I clicked on the icon after
>>> creating the route as a series of segments connected by nodes, but
>>> it's now an indivisible unit.
>>> 3. "Create a new relation" should be selected; click "Add".
>>> -----> I click on Add and the popup goes away...
>> Another should come up afterwards. I'm not sure why it would not.
> Totally puzzled about this... I try and I try, but nothing comes up.
> Can you verify that this is working as expected in the version that is
> online? I get the one in Spanish (though I don't recall having
> selected the language, I guess it is selected automatically from
> user's home) - is the application exactly the same or is it possible
> that Spanish Potlatch is an older version?
yes.. it works. Click on a way, click the relation button, the dropdown
list will say "Create a new relation" - just click the "Add" button in the
lower right. Then you get the "Relation" window (note the number of
the relation) where you tell it the type. To add another way to the
relation, select the way, hit the chain button, this time, click the pop
down list and look for the relation you just created. If there are a lot
of relations on the current area, this might be hard to pick out.
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