[OSM-dev] [OSM-talk] API 0.5 is on the way

Ulf Lamping ulf.lamping at web.de
Tue Sep 11 01:09:26 BST 2007

Frederik Ramm schrieb:
> The changeover from 0.4 to 0.5 will do away with segments, and at once
> remove all complexity associated with them - "unordered ways", "unwayed
> segments", and so on. The planet file will shrink by 40%, and API 
> performance, especially on bounding box downloads, will be greatly 
> improved as we're removing one level of indirection. Relationships
> will be rather unimportant in the beginning but their existence allows
> a great deal more tagging flexibility (turn restrictions, superways, 
> all that stuff).

What will happen to a series of segments where no way is currently attached?

When I've started OSM, I've done those myself and I still see those all 

Will these segments simply be removed or automatically converted 
somehow? Should we convert them to untagged ways manually till the 0.5 

Regards, ULFL

P.S: Thanks for your work, I think this is a step in the right direction :-)

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