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

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 11:08:07 GMT 2012

2012/12/4 Richard Mann <richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com>

> Martin's problem would be solved if the extra-long relation is broken up
> into segments. Which you are just as free to do as splitting a way in two.
> Keep the relation tags on each segment, just like you'd do if you split a
> way.
> (This is rather different to Jo's proposal, which involves shifting tags
> onto a parent relation)

A bus line goes from a starting point to a terminus. It would seem strange
to me to split such relation at arbitary places in the middle in order to
avoid conflicts when editing. So it's not comparable to splitting a street
because the properties or relation membership changes. It would still
render correctly, but you lose the semantics of what the relation stood for.

The proposal for the route segments was made 1,5 years ago, but never went
to a vote.

I agree that it should not simply apply to route relations. There are some
relations where it is already in use. If I'm not mistaken long foot/hiking

Rather than 'winning' a vote we should try to get support from öpnv-karte,
transportmap and OSMtransport. Once those big players render it, the rest
will most likely follow.

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