[Talk-us] Fwd: Re: Post bot cleanup

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Fri Jul 20 02:19:52 BST 2012

> From: Toby Murray [mailto:toby.murray at gmail.com]
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Fwd: Re: Post bot cleanup
> And this time to the list... (cures you, lack of reply-to!)
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM, the Old Topo Depot
> <oldtopos at novacell.com> wrote:
> >
> > Toby's post yesterday using the modified live edit bot osmZmiany seems
> > a good way to help focus on areas.  Toby, do you think it possible to
> > serialize the state of the edits as you displayed yesterday so that
> > they could be used as a zoomable reference to areas potentially
> needing review ?
> Ehh... not sure OSMZmiany is the best tool for this. Once you get a lot
> of nodes loaded in, it takes up a few hundred MB of RAM and performs
> like crap. Like 5 seconds to zoom/pan. However I do have an idea or two
> to make something that would work better. I will have to tinker with it
> tonight and see if it is practical.

I can build a .osc file that represents all the bot changes to a given
square (e.g. LA)
It'll take a bit of coding so I might not get it done today, but it
shouldn't be too hard.

> > I'm also wondering if a routing regression suite exists anywhere that
> > could be used to help identify broken interstates and other major
> > ways, as the tagging changes and 2 node bridges that were likely
> > deleted will take time to identify.
> There was something like this back when the TIGER import was new to help
> people connect major highways across county lines. Does anyone know the
> technical details or if it would be practical to bring back?
> It is documented here:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/TIGER_fixup/250_cities/routing_grid

I think it's practical, I've given some thought to doing this. Maybe query
one of the routing services to build it.

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