[Talk-us] Excellent progress, u.s.

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Fri Apr 13 18:22:27 BST 2012

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 9:10 AM, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM, stevea <steveaOSM at softworkers.com>
> wrote:
> >> I don't know who's doing that work in Columbia on the Interstates, but
> >> they are doing it wrong unfortunately.  While the ways aren't "tainted"
> >> anymore, all of the nodes are still.  Meaning that once the bot gets
> >> unleashed, the highways will still get "fucked-up".  It seems that they
> are
> >> just starting a new way and connecting each old node to the new way
> without
> >> at least moving the old node, which means if Lar created the node and
> nobody
> >> has moved it since, it still will get deleted and mess up the highway
> >> alignment.
> >
> >
> > Doh!  In my haste to "untaint ways," it is entirely possible this is
> exactly
> > what I am doing, too.  I'm using a rapid editing technique which does
> > untaint ways, but which after reading your comment, it appears I am
> leaving
> > points still tainted.  OSM Inspector is helpful in seeing the "error of
> my
> > ways" (uh, of error of the POINTS) and I fear that I am not the only one
> > making this mistake.  Thank you for calling this to our attention.
> >
> > This makes what is "simply tedious" border on the realm of "utterly
> > overwhelming."
> >
> > EVERY SINGLE POINT?  Ugh!  (Why does so much have to be difficult?)
> I've been working in Seattle.  An undecided (and probably long gone)
mapper touched a large segment of the area.  Looking at CLEANMAP, Seattle
looks much better after hours of work by many people.  However if every
tainted point get deleted, the map will look like a mess.  For those that
don't know Seattle, it is a city of hills.  So roads bend.  Deleting points
means hundreds of ways straightened.  Ouch.

This is not only difficult but a LOT of work!

What I would suggest is that we get a snapshot of what the world will look
like after the bot is done.  I wonder if Simon Poole would be interested in
creating a version of CLEANMAP that would show the result of the bot
deleting tainted points?

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