[Tagging] Another multipolygon question

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 12:46:21 UTC 2018

On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 5:27 AM Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>

> Great. But what are you actually doing when you "sort the members" of a
> relation? And after sorting, how does one "ensure the members are
> connected"?

Sorting something like a bus route ensures that the various ways that
constitute it are connected
nose-to-tail.  This is what "ensures the members are connected" and ensures
they are connected
in a sensible fashion.  Sorta.  It may not do a good job if the route
traverses the same way in the
same direction more than once.

I've noted with dismay the lack of debugging support for relations. For
> example, I will get an error message when trying to upload an edited
> relation but when I ask JOSM to Zoom to the error, the display zooms out
> enough to include the entire relation with no clue as the where the actual
> problem is. Same thing when you ask to "jump to the next gap". Good luck on
> that also. Maybe it's just me?

Nope, it's not just you.  I too have problems getting my head around JOSM.
I use it when I have to,
to merge or split areas (such as when I find out that a large forest that
somebody else mapped
has two named chunks).  It's probable I find it hard to use because I don't
use it enough, which means
I don't use it much, which means...  But I also have to admit that I find
Java programs in general are
not a good fit with how my mind expects things to work and they all give me
a steeper learning curve
than non-Java programs.  Which means I try not to use them much, which

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