[OSM-dev] Relation member_roles from Osmosis import

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 15:22:32 BST 2010


On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 9:14 AM, Peter Budny <peterb at gatech.edu> wrote:

> Jochen Topf <jochen at remote.org> writes:
>
> > On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:39:38AM +0200, Frank Broniewski wrote:
> >
> > Thats a left-over from the time when relation members were not
> > ordered.
>
> Someone in another thread just told me relation members /aren't/
> ordered, and that the ordering that, say, JOSM displays is just as a
> tool to aid the user... not for any semantic purpose.  Which is it?
>
>
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Elements#Relation says "The ordering of
elements within a relation is persistent. The members are returned in the
order specified at upload. Duplicate elements will retain their specified
order."
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