[OSM-dev] Idea about ways / meta-ways

bvh bvh-osm at irule.be
Tue Nov 28 09:39:49 GMT 2006

On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 12:22:50AM +0000, matthew-osm at newtoncomputing.co.uk wrote:
> There seems to have been a bit of discussion every now and then about scrapping
> segments, making a way a list of nodes, and then possibly creating a "meta-way"
> (or whatever) that is a group of ways. This would be
>   node - lat/lon position
>   way - ordered list of nodes (a path)
>   metaway - un(?)ordered list of ways (possibly disconnected graph)
> I like the this idea a lot from the map-side of things, but have some serious

Why do you like this idea a lot? Which problems will this new setup
solve that we can't solve with the current data model? Be specific

I hold the position that clients should be smarter about how they
handle ways formed with (possibly) disconnected segments as an

cu bart

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