[Rebuild] Coordinates of deleted nodes

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 07:44:49 BST 2012

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/12/2012 12:53 AM, Ed Loach wrote:
>> It's early here, so I may be missing something, but why would JOSM
>> be doing stuff to deleted nodes?
> If you use Overpass API to download, e.g., a railway network that has been
> modified recently, it will give outdated data because diffs have been turned
> off. This may include nodes that have since been deleted. If you try to
> update any of the ways containing these nodes, JOSM gives an error.

Also, if you're in a mapping party environment or just an area with a
lot of mapping activity, if someone deletes a node, commits to the
database and then someone else uses the "update data" feature,
exceptions will get thrown.

It also broke the reverter plugin.

Given the circumstances, this may still have been the right thing to
do but changing the API without notice is definitely Not A Good Thing.


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