[OSM-dev] One value per key? Why not one pair per object?
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Wed Feb 4 03:05:00 GMT 2009
Stefan de Konink <stefan at konink.de> writes:
> Matthias Julius wrote:
>>>> Key uniqueness robs us of some cool things but we get simplicity in
>>>> return which is a price worth paying in this particular case, I think.
>>> Using the misused thing called relations we are able to do most of the
>>> things we want. But if there was a vote I would go for the unique k/v
>>> thing because of the *non* semantics and *non* duplicates for an amenity
>>> that is 'both'.
>> I would say relations are not misused, they are misnamed. They should
>> have been named "object" and a relation would only be one kind of
>> object. Then everything could be made into an object that references
>> ways and/or nodes.
> s/ways/other objects/g
Well, other objects, ways and/or nodes. I would like to keep ways
(you could also call them multinode segments) as a linear geometric
primitive. It probably makes editing a little easier and also
consuming of data. Things like multipolygons would get a bit tricky
and less obvious.
> And it actually makes sense ;)
Of course it makes sense.
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