[Talk-us] Over-digitized imports?

Apollinaris Schoell aschoell at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 05:33:56 BST 2010


On 19 Aug 2010, at 20:35 , Nathan Edgars II wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:24 PM, Alan Mintz
> <Alan_Mintz+OSM at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Should imports make an effort to "un-smooth" such data to some extent, for
>> the benefit of editing and rendering performance, storage, etc?
> 

hm, yes and no. currently we render only to zoom level 17, but it might change in future. And we don't map for a specific renderer. As long as the point density is reasonable why not keep it. 

> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Convert_shp_to_osm_using_grass_and_gpsbabel
> recommends doing this.
> 

it describes a method but I can't see any recommendation here.
btw JOSM can do the same. default is a bit aggressive but can be changed in the enhanced settings


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