[OSM-dev] A PostgreSQL extension for real-time simplification of objects in OSM API database

RTOSM DOOPAS rtosmdb at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 03:08:20 UTC 2016

To make the whole cycle of data production in OpenStreetMap community
to take advantage of the extension, I think many redesigns in
server-side and client-side are needed.

and I don't think a temporary ID for simplified object is a good
practice because it brings extra work to maintain the relationship
between the IDs of un-simplified and simplified objects. A flag for
the object to indicate  whether it is been simplified is simpler.

On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 8:39 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2016-11-17 11:08 GMT+01:00 Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org>:
>> But... isn't there a danger that the mapper will load this
>> simplified/reduced object in JOSM (etc), change the tags, then press
>> upload? And then upload the simplified/reduced geometry? Which will make
>> the OSM data worse?
> there would have to be precautions, the editors supporting reduced data
> download would have to take care that only unreduced data can be edited and
> uploaded. Maybe the API-server restituting different ids for reduced data
> could help here as well, so even if the data consumer / editor doesn't
> implement a special rule and someone tried to upload simplefied data it
> would not overwrite the un-simplified OSM elements or could be rejected.
> Cheers,
> Martin

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