[Tagging] My "weirdly unnatural aversion to relations"

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 03:21:47 UTC 2018

Jochen Topf briefly mentions some problems with relations in his
latest SOTM 2018 talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbxabz22ni4

According to him, it's the diversity of the relations without decent
support from the OSM-model makes it hard for data-consumers to process
them. The rest of the talk is mainly about changing the nodes in ways
model, though.

As for site relations, besides Yves, there is also the historic.place
map that does something with the site-relation.


On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 5:16 AM Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 12:13 PM Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com> wrote:
>> 1. Oct 2018 10:18 by dieterdreist at gmail.com:
>> site
>> This relation type is a horrible mistake and should not be encouraged by editors
> Care to expand?
>> - this data is basically not usable.
> Sure it is.  Say I want to know what amenities an RV park has in another city...you could go  "hey, what does Somewhereville RV Park have?" or just throw Somewhereville RV Park and get a list of everything that belongs to the same site.  Dump station, fuel pump, convenience store, information stand, mailboxes, laundry, showers, toilets...regardless of whether or not these things are named or not, or even share the same name as the RV park itself.  Like, say, "Old Faceful Geyser" (actually a splashpad) in the "Jellystone Park" RV park at Lake Eufaula (to use something I might try if I was taking my boyfriend and niece truck camping and wasn't actually familiar with this being a delightfully furry, yet corny, and relatively comfortable for cheap truck-tent camping).
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