[Openstreetmap] Segment splitting

Tommy Persson tpe at ida.liu.se
Fri Dec 9 10:54:09 GMT 2005

> From: Immanuel Scholz <immanuel.scholz at gmx.de>
> The current idea of the data base representation is, that every object
> (except a raw-gps-point) can have attributes. Given this, I fail to see
> the reason why a point of interest should introduce an additional data
> type.

I was thinkting in terms of point of interest always being unconnected
nodes and if this is the case you should enforce this in some way.  I
see the nodes used for creating segments just as a help for editing
segments for me they seem to be fundamentally different than nodes
where you have key/values.

> > I was thinking about bus stops.  How do you want to represent this?
> > Should a node in the "street" be used for marking bus stop?  Or should
> > you place nodes beside the segment for bus stops?
> I would use just the node in the street, since the bus stop IS a point
> in the street. 

Not from point of view of the person taking the bus.  Then the bus
stop is the shelter where you wait for the bus to avoid rain and wind.

> Other for WLAN hotspots, since they usually not integrated in the
> streets. Well, I heard*) that in sweden, people starting to place wlan
> router on street lamps, so this router could be represented as street
> nodes ;-).

Actually, if you want to indicate coverage for car drivers then it is
sensible to have it in the street.


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