[OSM-dev] Applet hostile behaviour with segment direction

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 18:30:06 GMT 2007

On 3/19/07, Dermot McNally <dermotm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been doing some editing of late. On my travels, I've found plenty
> of instances of roundabouts some of whose segments point the wrong
> way. Since some of these are ones I've worked on, I found myself
> wondering if I was to blame. Turns out I probably was, kind of, due to
> an unhelpful behaviour of the applet.
> Consider a roundabout where you need to add some nodes, either to
> clean up the appearance of a large one or to correctly connect each
> carriageway of a dual-carriageway. In adding a node to an existing
> segment you might expect that each new segment thus created would
> point in the same direction. However, this doesn't match my
> experience. It looks to me as if each new segment will "face" the new
> node.
> Is there any useful purpose for this behaviour or is it something that
> could be changed to What I Expected?

Apparently fixed last week. See http://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/370


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