[Tagging] Number of route relation errors very much reduced

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 10:38:11 UTC 2020

I do regular integrity checks of long distance route relations in Nederland.
I used to find dozens of errors in each trail. These trails are 200-400 Km
long (10-20 days).
The errors were typically caused by users not repairing the routes after
cutting, deleting, extending or otherwise editing ways. The main editor
involved was ID. JOSM in a minority of cases.

I am very happy to report that my current check finds very few integrity
errors, and the few I see are not caused by using a specific editing tool.
Compliments to the "ID-people", you have done it!

I now need 5-10 minutes to check and repair a 20 day hiking route. I have
about 40 of these on my list. If I spend 1 hour a month, I can now check
them all twice in a year.

This does not mean ID is now a good route editor. Sorry guys&girls, but for
serious route maintenance JOSM still is the only option!

If there were an online relation editor even remotely capable of what the
JOSM relation editor can do, I would certainly prefer that. It would not
have to be built into ID. Editing routes "any time, any place" without
having to carry a laptop around would be a step forward for me.

Vr gr Peter Elderson
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