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

Simon Ward simon at bleah.co.uk
Wed Dec 31 07:27:49 GMT 2008

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 11:00:46PM +0100, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Robert (Jamie) Munro <rjmunro at arjam.net> wrote:
> > IMHO ways should be restricted to more like 256 nodes
> Eventually country boundaries are going to be the same order of
> magnitude and I don't want to see madness like having you split an
> island boundary in two just because it's 257 nodes.

With any luck this would be done automatically on upload.

> 2000 I think is in the right range, bigger would be nice but no smaller please.

…and then you get a boundary of 2001 ways.

Not that I’m in any way agreeing that ways should be limited at all.
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that works.—John Gall
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