[Openstreetmap] Recent improvements to the editing applet

Immanuel Scholz immanuel.scholz at gmx.de
Fri Dec 30 10:19:41 GMT 2005


> It may be a coincidence, but since the update the editing performance
> has been appalling.  Either there are a lot of new users since
> Christmas (entirely possible) or the update has introduced a big
> performance problem.

Since a too slow performance of the applet is not acceptable, it is not
the main purpose to provide a speedy application for mass-cartographers.
The applets goal is (as I understood it) for the "Arr, I just saw this
street here is a bit wrong. lets just fix it." - guys.

That's what the offline - editors are for.

You can't just write an application that fits them all (you can try, but
better spend the resources into specializing for specific needs and so
keep your complexitory small).

So if you are going to add tons of data at once, have you considered
switching to an offline editor?

Currently, I am aware of 3 other editors: osmedit, osmpedit and JOSM.

> One problem with the new applet that makes it *very* tedious to use is
> that if you pan the map even just a small bit, you have to WAIT about
> 90 seconds for the nodes and segments to be redrawn before you can
> continue adding segments.  Even then it has forgotten what I was doing
> and I have to click on the segment button again.

Is that different from the old applet? For me, I have always had to wait a
bit after I moved around in the applet. (But it took me about 5-10

Ciao, Imi.

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