[OSM-talk] Line Segments and ways

Joerg Ostertag openstreetmap at ostertag.name
Fri Mar 31 06:27:04 BST 2006

On Thursday 30 March 2006 23:29, David Groom wrote:
> Re: [OSM-talk] postcode ideaNow that way support is implemented in the
> online editing applet, JOSM, and Osmeditor, I have a pretty basic question.
> Where say a street is a very simple straight street and can be represented
> by one line segment, what is best practice for adding key value pairs
> relating to that street?
> (b) should a way be created which consists of just the one segment, and key
> value pairs be added to the way?

For me as a programmer of one of the backends (gpsdrive) which is using this 
Data; it would make things much easier if I could rely on only the way 
segments to get all necessary data to display. 
So I definitely prefer (b)



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