[OSM-talk] Statistics on planet.osm.gz

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Apr 13 10:46:41 BST 2006

hmm.. I thought the whole point of osm is that you can have multiple logical
entries for one physical entity. That way the system can be used for
whatever a person wants to use it for.


Andy Robinson
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk 

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>bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Colin Mackay
>Sent: 13 April 2006 10:29
>To: Immanuel Scholz
>Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Statistics on planet.osm.gz
>If you do that you are creating two logical entities for one physical
>entity. If that is the case it suggests that the data model is incorrect
>and needs to be altered. It would be better to be able to create a single
>way that can accept multiple sets of attributes.
>I know this has been discussed before, but I'm going to bang my drum again.
>If the data becomes messy then the overall usefulness is reduced and we are
>all wasting time. I understand that it must be easy for people to put data
>into the system because without that contribution there is nothing. So I
>guess a compromise needs to be reached. Would it be possible to have
>applications, such as JOSM, guide the user to the correct attributes to use
>in certain situations (I know that's a lot of work) by providing a standard
>set in the drop down with a little help text for each item.
>On 13/04/06, Immanuel Scholz <immanuel.scholz at gmx.de> wrote:
>	Hi,
>	> I've not mapped any of these yet, but what do we do with Ways that
>	> names, or have multiple names, e.g. the A38 (a road going from the
>	> west of England oop north somewhere through the middle of cities)
>must be
>	> called  about  300 other names, and the other names are the more
>	> ones in the towns and cities, but the fact it's the A38 is also
>	Maybe you create two different ways on top of each other. One for
>	highway and one for the local street. That would be usefull to
>	different attributes too (e.g. class=minor and class=highway...)
>	Ciao, Imi.
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