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

Gabriel Ebner ge at gabrielebner.at
Tue Sep 11 07:11:05 BST 2007

On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 02:09:26AM +0200, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> 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?

Unwayed segments will be converted to a way each.  And as we didn't want to
lose any data, tagged segments are converted too.


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