[OSM-dev] API 0.5 is on the way

Jon Bright jon at siliconcircus.com
Fri Sep 14 23:10:35 BST 2007


Frederik Ramm wrote:
> 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 

A question that occurred to me this evening while fixing some unordered 
ways: what will happen to forked ways?  I've just fixed up several cases 
where there was a way like this:


Will this get automatically translated into two ways, or three ways, or 
will it break horribly?  I've also seen a couple of cases where segments 
1 to 4 of a way have been in one place whilst segments 5 and 6 were 
completely separated, some hundreds of metres away.  Will those cases 
also get handled nicely?


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