[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
Sun Oct 17 16:59:18 BST 2010


On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Peter Budny <peterb at gatech.edu> wrote:
> Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> writes:
>> 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.
>
> Is incomplete information incorrect?  If so, we've got an awful lot of
> human vandals.

No, but TIGER's main problem is not that it's incomplete.
>
> What makes you think human mappers get everything right all the time?  I
> believe you're the one who added all the Florida state route
> relations... did you actually drive over every mile of road to verify it
> before adding it to the relation?  Or did you look at the data on the
> map (name=, tiger:base_name=, ref=, etc) and create relations from that?

I used various sources including personal observations and FDOT
information. None of it came from TIGER.



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