[OSM-dev] checking coastlines

Dermot McNally dermotm at gmail.com
Fri May 11 00:00:30 BST 2007


On 10/05/07, Lars Aronsson <lars at aronsson.se> wrote:
>
> Here's an idea for the JOSM Validator plugin and for maplint.
>
> If a way is tagged natural=coastline, then check its end points.
> At each endpoint, there should be exactly one way connecting, and
> the connecting segment should point in a continuous direction.
> (For an island or a lake, a single way might bite its own tail.)
> If such a connection doesn't occur, there's a problem at that
> node.

Excellent idea (I'm in coast fixing mode now too). Furthermore, since
the validator is designed to offer an automated fix where practical,
this could probably apply here, at least for the way direction (the
user would simply have to be prepared to check the outcome!)




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