[OSM-talk] osmeditor.... most desired features?

Etienne Cherdlu openstreetmap-L at gj0.net
Fri Apr 28 16:45:37 BST 2006

I'd argue that there shouldn't be *any* tags on segments any more.

A segment can belong to several ways (a bus route, a cycle route, a
highway, etc) and each has it's own characteristic.

I read somewhere that there was a recommendation to always create a
way even if it is only one segment long.  It is consistent with this
that any tags should then be put on the way and no tags on the

Whenever I convert my segments to ways I delete any old tags on the
segments to (a) avoid the possibility of inconsistency and (b) to
reduce the amount of data going back and forth.


On 4/28/06, Joerg Ostertag <openstreetmap at ostertag.name> wrote:
> On Friday 28 April 2006 15:24, Andrew Findlay wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 01:39:07PM +0200, Immanuel Scholz wrote:
> > > > The ability to select a bunch of segments and update the tags on the
> > > > whole lot (i.e. change all to A-road).
> > >
> > > Why not just set the a-road attribute to the way instead of to every
> > > single segment?
> >
> > Because sometimes I realise that the segments are labelled with the
> > wrong tags - what would be the meaning of a way labelled as a motorway
> > where the underlying segments are labelled as 'minor road'?
> This sounds like: Don't use it ;-)
> If anyone knows a combination of Tags or other patterns we can search in the
> planet.osm File. Just anything which would improve the Quality of our
> Nodes/Segments/Ways; please tell me and I'll add it to the check_osm.pl
> -
> Joerg
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