[OSM-talk] RFC: what are empty nodes and how should we use them?
konrad at skeri.com
Wed Aug 18 08:26:09 BST 2010
2010/8/18 Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>:
> Seriously, guys, creating nodes with zero tags attached, and
> attempting to express meaning through them? That's dumb. It's hard
> enough managing the various confusing meanings of actual tags, without
> having to mindread your way through the absence of them...
For showing that the road continues I make a small stump of
which meaning should be quite obvious to others I hope.
It renders, so you can even see on the map that "aha, there's a road
here that just hasn't been mapped yet"
This also gives the benefit of routers correctly adressing roundabouts
(so it says "take the second exit" instead of saying "take the first
exit" just because the real first exit isn't mapped yet) or junctions
(so it says "at the junction turn left" instead of saying "at the end
of the road, at the T-crossing, turn left" just because the road
straight ahead isn't mapped yet).
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