[OSM-dev] Mediawiki extension to check relations

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sun Feb 27 13:58:12 GMT 2011


Andrew wrote:
> A variation of the approach would be to search the database for a unique set of
> tags that identify the relation. 

Probably you cannot rely on a an unquie set of extact features but some 
sort of fuzzy match together with perhaps a location hint seems to be 
the best option for external links into OSM - not only relations, also 
ways or points ("a restaurant or similar amenity named 'la bella isola' 
or somesuch in the general vicinity of lat=..., lon=...). But it's not 
trivial to implement.


Frederik Ramm  ##  eMail frederik at remote.org  ##  N49°00'09" E008°23'33"

More information about the dev mailing list