[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Google has dual carriage way where it'snot built yet
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Sun Oct 11 00:35:24 BST 2009
On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 7:31 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Anthony wrote:
>>>> Even then, I have mixed feelings about it, until there's support in
>>>> the major editors for downloading and editing subsets of data.
>>> First of all, this would have to be supported by the API as well. And it
>>> always very difficult because "everything's connected".
>> The usual solution is that items in different layers can't be connected,
> That would be fatal; we do that all the time in OSM. In fact, OSM does not
> have different layers in the same way as traditional GISes have - in OSM,
> you define your layers when you take data out, instead of when you put data
That's my point though. I'm not sure we should allow "proposed" or
"historical" data unless and until OSM supports the features of
traditional layers. Perhaps there is a way to be smarter about it
(allow links between layers but warn when they are broken), but I'm
not so sure about even that.
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