[OSM-dev] API 0.6: way and relation limits

marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 5 07:47:33 GMT 2009

On Thu, 05 Feb 2009 01:54:14 +0100, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>
> Hi,
>     If I recall correctly, we had more or less decided to have a limit 
> of "n" members to a relation and "m" nodes to a way in API 0.6.
> I can see that the way limit has been implemented and configured to be 
> 2000 nodes per way. Will it remain at 2000 or is there still discussion? 
> If the number is reasonably agreed then we could reconfigure the OSM 
> inspector's geometry view
> http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/?view=geometry
> which currently highlights ways with > 1000 nodes to only highlight 
> those with > 2000, so that mappers get a chance to fix the critical 
> ones.

I suggest giving a warning about ways/relations with more then 1000
members and an error for ways/relations with more then 2000.

The first is to be avoided and the later will not work after the
switch to 0.6 .


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