[Talk-us] Untagged and unconnected nodes
Nathan Edgars II
neroute2 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 09:42:04 BST 2010
On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 6:39 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 4:36 PM, Alan Mintz
> <Alan_Mintz+OSM at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> A bug of some kind has caused there to be untagged, unconnected nodes to be
>> present, usually in the area and shape of an existing way, as though it was
>> deleted and added again in a slightly different place, but only the
>> original way (and not its nodes) were deleted.
>> In JOSM, the validator plugin checks and reports these, and I (and others)
>> commonly select them and remove them.
>> I happened to notice recently that some of the nodes that were being
>> reported as untagged _are_ actually tagged. They happened to be nodes that
>> I created with note=* or FIXME=* tags for things like missing streets, etc.
>> These tags are documented in the wiki, and are important, widely-used tools
>> for producing an accurate map.
>> If the validator continues to consider these as "untagged", people will
>> likely accidentally remove them.
>> Should the validator be fixed?
> Probably. http://josm.openstreetmap.de/newticket
> It seems to happen only when the only tag is note=*.
Apparently this was bad advice; now the validator is worse (formerly
it only showed note=FIXME foo as untagged; now FIXME=foo is too). Is
vandalism vandalism if it's sanctioned by the JOSM programmers?
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