[OSM-dev] Element IDs in API

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Wed Oct 22 13:36:11 BST 2008


On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 1:18 PM, Matthias Brandt <mb at blau.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> are the IDs in ways, nodes and relations "globally" unique? Or
> otherwise: Are there two identical IDs, one as way-id the other as node-id?
>

Yes, there can be collisions. IDs are not globally unique.

Dave




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