[OSM-dev] Data checks?

Karl Newman siliconfiend at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 03:01:32 GMT 2008


On Feb 16, 2008 2:12 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> > > What has already been done on data checks, and is anyone else working
> on
> > > it? What would be some good ideas to start with, and goals to work
> toward?
>
> > I've coded a script to parse planet and return a list of all the
> > excessively long ways (data is available from
> > http://openstreetmap.ca/statistics/) which I am currently manually
> > correcting (in this case the excessively large is defined as more then
> > 500 nodes). Kleptog has the coastline error checker which has been
> > extremely helpful as well, and I believe has been used to fix the little
> > coast errors that the checker turns up in some areas.
>
> One thing that isn't been done at them moment is referential
> integrity checks. Theoretically there must not be any ways or
> relations referring to deleted or non-existent other objects, but
> every now and then one turns up (people report strange errors, you
> check it and find there's an inconsistency).
>

Actually, Osmosis already has an integrity checker.

Karl
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