[Tagging] How to solve the problem with relation overload?

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 09:50:43 GMT 2012

2012/12/4 Henning Scholland <osm at aighes.de>:
>> After reading all the responses I have to conclude that we don't
>> really have a perfect solution right now. I guess the best would be a
>> "cleanup" of the relations: on ways where more than one (or two)
>> relations are present, create a new relation only for this part,
>> remove those ways from the other relations and instead add the newly
>> created relation as part of the public transport relation.
> What's the benefit? In josm there are less relation displayed, if you select
> the way. If you edit the way, you'll have to do the same things as there
> were 5 single relations and you additional have to analyse master relation
> before. In Potlatch and josm relation overview you'll get even more
> relations. Editing theses relations is even more complicated. So I think
> this solution wont make it better.

You forgot one detail: if there is only one relation that only covers
part of all those bus routes then only one of those "artifical
relation-ways" is created which is also much shorter and therefore the
probability of conflicts is much smaller.

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