[talk-au] Way has been simplified...

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sun Jan 12 10:31:33 UTC 2020

12 Jan 2020, 03:18 by 61sundowner at gmail.com:

> On 12/1/20 12:37 pm, Sebastian S. wrote:
>> When using OSMAnd for routing I came across the following note: "way has been simplified using a error criteria of 3m" it is usually in green text.
>> Does anyone know what this means, why do we need the note? What purpose does it serve?
> This is usually from an import of data. The data may have many points (nodes in OSM) that lead to data bloat.
> JOSM has a tool that reduces the number of nodes such that any error will be less than 3 meters from the original information, 'simplify way'.
> It may be better to have these as 'comment=*' rather than 'note=*'? They should only be for other mappers to see if they have some concern with the data.
I think that place for such notes is a changeset history. Is it maybe really old import
before changesets were added?

I would delete such notes and have changeset with 
"original way geometry was simplified some time ago, unnecessary nodes were deleted"

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