[OSM-dev] ROMA servers down - osmosis large way problem

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Sun Dec 28 21:16:00 GMT 2008

Shaun McDonald wrote:
>> So you actually suggest to implement a tree of relations to render a
>> country? Totally break lookups such as 'is X in country Y', you will
>> make friends that is for sure :)
> That is not what relations are for. You determine which country is in 
> based on the latitude and longitude of the nodes of the items, and a 
> bounding polygon for the country that you are interested in.

That polygon just happens to be the cutted way/relation, or whatever 
category you want to assign to it. Sence it is not one thing anymore, it 
is not cyclic, thus broken thus mathematically extremely inefficient to 
calculate upon.

>>> It won't. Partial modification of ways is a good idea but we lack the
>>> coders to implement it in API and clients. It might be done at a
>>> later time but surely not with 0.6.
>> So you really want people first to change everything to 0.6 and then 
>> to something else ;) I wanted to write longer about this, but I think 
>> allowing everyone to send just a complete changeset (within one 
>> request)  ditch REST for updating will give much more momentum, and 
>> requires less code.
> One step at a time.

(As mentioned; it is already in there...)


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