[Talk-us] Proposed cleanup: NHD "rivers"

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 00:32:05 GMT 2011

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:

> On 3/20/2011 8:18 PM, Ian Dees wrote:
>> There were several clients that did not attempt to connect the ways of
>> each NHD linestring so there are duplicated nodes and ways that touch
>> but aren't joined. Hopefully fixing this is what Paul was talking about.
>  Agreed - this is a safe case of duplicate node removal: when all items
> touching duplicate nodes are of type hydro - river, stream, lake, reservoir,
> etc (I forget the exact tag names).
>   Just combining segments within the same reach code will frequently
> produce ways containing  > 500 nodes, which makes editing more complicated,
> and does not make any improvement to the usability of the map data.
> The ways don't need to be *combined*, just *connected*.
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