[OSM-dev] changes in coastline are not rendered

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 20:57:32 UTC 2016

On Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:21:37 +0100
Oleksiy Muzalyev <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> wrote:

> On the other hand, I am in doubt, - perhaps, people invested a lot of 
> time and labor in clicking these hundreds and hundreds of nodes, to
> make a nice looking map, and I am not sure if I am doing the right
> thing with the tool SHIFT+Y (Simplify Way). Maybe this excessive
> number of nodes is negligible for the database and rendering?

I am not sure is there real benefit from way simplification - except
extreme cases with distance between nodes that is below 1m.

Note that it is not reducing size of the main OSM database - as anyway
all old version are stored forever, so any edit will increase its size.

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