[OSM-talk] Line Segments and ways

David Groom reviews at pacific-rim.net
Fri Mar 31 10:57:18 BST 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joerg Ostertag" <openstreetmap at ostertag.name>
To: <talk at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 6:27 AM
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Line Segments and ways

> 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)

I thought that might be the case but was interested to see other points of 
view, thanks Joerg 

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