[OSM-dev] Excessive version count

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 00:19:39 BST 2009


On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
>    if you check out the history of this node:
>
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/298794773/history
>
> it has about 20 versions but was hardly ever changed. Sometimes many
> identical versions where generated within the same changeset.  Many
> nodes in the vicinity have 40+ nodes and never changed either. What
> happened?


I wonder if one of the clients [0] is adding a node change to the changeset
whenever someone clicks on the node or way? Perhaps the API should ignore
(i.e. not increase rev #'s) changes that don't actually change anything?

[0] Let's blame it on Potlatch :) It's been getting off too easy in the last
few weeks. Just kidding...
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