[OSM-dev] Dealing with segements referencing deleted nodesinthe planet dump

Robert Hart Robert.Hart at BuroHappold.com
Thu Jan 18 17:09:52 GMT 2007

> >They don't get delivered by the API. This is actually a shame since
> >would make them easier to clean. Looking at
> >www.openstreetmap.org/ruby/api/segment.rb there is no way to delete a
> >segment where one of the nodes is not visible (though it may be
> >to change the nodes to ones which are visible and then delete it).
> I've done that manually for a few instances using JOSM. If you get the
> data
> for the nodes and add them to an OSM file with the modify attribute
> then
> on upload they will be set to visible again. You can get the node
> of
> course through the history which works for nodes whether deleted or

I have a similar problem with two ways in the centre of bath that
reference segments that don't exist. They've been like that for as long
as I can remember....

I tried a similar trick to what you said, and I think they only
reference live segments now, but I still can't seem to delete them. They
come back next time I download in JOSM. Any pointers?

They are ways 2538 and 2542

(They have suspiciously low ID numbers compared to everywhere else in


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