[Talk-us] State Route relations (was: Highway Tagging Consensus to Improve OSM (and address some of 41 latitude's concerns))

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 23:26:41 BST 2010


On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 6:05 PM, Peter Budny <peterb at gatech.edu> wrote:
> Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> writes:
>
>> It's certainly a bad idea to add the auto-created relations to the
>> database
>
> You're not the first person to say this.  You're also not the first
> person to fail to give a reason why it would be so terrible.

It would be, quite literally, vandalism: adding information that you
know to be incorrect.

> Having a robot group roads into relations is no different from what's
> being done now, where people do bits and pieces at a time, possibly
> incorrectly.  See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Georgia_(U.S._state)/State_Highway_Relations#State_Highways

Why do you say possibly incorrectly? Hopefully everyone is sure about
what they're mapping.

> Since there's been so much opposition, I'm not currently planning to
> upload directly to the database; as a compromise I'm planning to publish
> changesets and let people integrate them manually.

Presumably any such manual integrations will be reverted if they
contain obvious errors.



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