[OSM-dev] Proposal: Make relations ordered

Callum Noble callum at notthesame.co.uk
Mon Mar 17 09:46:40 GMT 2008


> Hi,
>
>    at SOTM '07 I discussed relations with a lot of people, and some
> said they think relation members should be ordered, like nodes are in
> a way. I maintained that that was unnecessary because if need be, you
> can always use the "role" to specify an order; and that's how it got
> implemented.
>
> Meanwhile I think this was short-sighted of me; in numerous
> discussions people have demonstrated a need for (or at least: the
> usefulness of) ordered relations.

<snip>

> Thoughts?

Fantastic! This means we can move towards getting rid of ways and just
using ordered relations containing nodes.

;)
Callum





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