[OSM-dev] Data source for robot

Peter Budny peterb at gatech.edu
Tue Oct 12 17:25:34 BST 2010

Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 3:41 PM, Peter Budny <peterb at gatech.edu> wrote:
>> Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com> writes:
>>> On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Peter Budny <peterb at gatech.edu> wrote:
>>>> Relations are the cleaner solution here.  You /could/ accomplish the
>>>> same thing with regular tags, but who wants to see symbol=*, symbol_1=*,
>>>> symbol_2=*, etc. on every way in a city?  (Or worse, a giant symbol=*
>>>> tag with semicolon-separated URLs?)
>>> Great. So the way to fix this is to first make the data consumed. I'd
>>> suggest working on osm2pgsql so that it supports route relations
>>> cleanly, as you've described. Then, you can sit back and let the
>>> community take advantage of the new rendering system, and implement
>>> route relations themselves in whichever fashion motivates them the
>>> most.
>> I'd love to work on that... later, when I'm not working
>> 60-hour weeks trying to graduate.  Not right now.
> Wait, so you haven't got the time to fix the problem properly, but
> you've got the time to write and test a bot, and get agreement from
> all the people who will be affected by it?

Writing, testing, and evaluating a bot is within the scope of a class
project for Emerging Database Technologies.  Working on osm2pgsql is
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