[OSM-dev] Ways with 40k nodes, was: osmosis pgsql schema

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Fri Oct 31 11:07:41 GMT 2008

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 10:44 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Florian Lohoff wrote:
>> Its 2^15 because it signed - and yes - somebody managed to get abovE:
> This definitely has to stop. We need to (a) find all ways with more than
> a few thousand nodes and break them down, and (b) educate users that
> they shouldn't do such evil things. Imagine the poor sod who opens a
> little rectangle in JOSM just to find he has to wait for ages to
> download 40k nodes! This slows down so many things.
> (And what's more, once someone creates a way with 50.001 nodes, no
> bounding box containing even one node of that way will be downloadable
> through the API.)
> I know that shortcomings in the renderers still make it attractive for
> mappers to create giant polygons but we cannot allow this to get out of
> hand.

I'm all for an API hard limit of 1000 nodes in a way. That wouldn't
impact any normal stuff, but would put a stop to megaways pretty
quickly without the need for a re-education programme :-)


More information about the dev mailing list