[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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