[Tagging] Merging tagging scheme on wiki pages of Hiking, route=hiking, route=foot and Walking routes

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 16:10:45 UTC 2019

On Thu, 15 Aug 2019 at 16:57, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:

> I do it a lot. Take it from me and all other route maintainers - You can't
> maintain long routes with ID.

Have you done it recently?  I tried maintaining a route with iD a year or
two ago and realized
it messed up the ordering.  So I installed and learned enough of jOSM to do
it that way.  But
iD changed a couple of months ago and supports routes a lot better.

Most of the damage is done by other things then deletion. E.g. shifting a
> way, connecting ways, extending a way, shortening a way, closing a way,
> cutting a way.

iD has had protection against damaging routes when you mess with ways that
are part of a
route for many months.  Try to disconnect a way that's part of a route and
it will tell you that
you can't do that because it's part of a route.  Maybe it doesn't catch all
the ways you can
damage a route by accident but it catches a lot of them.  I know, because
it's complained
at me a lot when I tried to alter ways that I hadn't realized were part of
a route.

A couple of days ago I found a length of road that was called "A" for one
section and "B"
for another.  It turned out that actually both sections should be called
"C."  I renamed and
merged those sections.  That road is part of a route.  I just checked the
route.  Making that
change hadn't broken or unordered the route.

So, I ask again: when was the last time you tried this?  Because if you've
done it in the past
week or two and iD broke something, I'd like to know what I should avoid
doing in iD.

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