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

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Mon Mar 21 01:12:25 GMT 2011

On 3/20/11 8:54 PM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> On 3/20/2011 8:38 PM, Richard Welty wrote:
>> On 3/20/11 8:16 PM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>>> On 3/20/2011 8:13 PM, Richard Welty wrote:
>>>> d suggest using relations to group ways that are parts of named rivers
>>>> rather
>>>> than trying to combine the ways.
>>> If the only difference between the ways is that NHD assigns a
>>> different ID number to them, not combining them seems silly.
>> if the ids are consistent from one release to the next and there is any
>> notion of doing an update later, then combining them destroys useful
>> information.
> So does any sort of improvement to the data. Do we want to edit and 
> make corrections to the data or just leave it as a useless import?
that's an artificial argument.

if combining them meaningfully improves the map, by all means do it.

if we're combining them and losing information because there is some 
vague notion that somehow it's "better", then my argument is still valid.


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